Historical period(s)
17th-18th century
Medium
Iron, silver and gold inlay
Dimensions
H x W: 6.1 x 10.9 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1940.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Comb back

Keywords
engraving, inlay, Iran, metal-cutting, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1940
E. Beghian, London to 1940

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from E. Beghian, London, through H.S. Andonian, New York in 1940 [1]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

H. S. Andonian
E. Beghian 1910?-1950?

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3: p. 2514f.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 33, pp. 205-206.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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