Historical period(s)
Modern
Medium
Silver with gilt bronze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 4.4 x 28.2 cm (1 3/4 x 11 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1958.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
chasing, eagle, forgery, gilding, hammering, Iran, Modern period (1912 - present), repousse
Provenance

To 1958
Elie Borowski, Toronto, Canada. [1]

From 1958
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Elie Borowski, Toronto, Canada. [2]

Notes:

[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Elie Borowski

Published References
  • Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani. Studies in Iranian Metalwork: A Sassanian Eagle in the Round. pp. 2-9, pl. II.
  • Robert Cohon. Discovery and Deceit: Archaeology and the Forger's Craft. Exh. cat. Kansas City, MO. p. 13.
  • Ann C. Gunter Paul Jett. Ancient Iranian Metalwork in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Mainz, Germany, 1992. cat. 45, pp. 230-232.
  • The Memorial Volume of the 5th International Congress of Iranian Art and Archaeology: Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, 11th-18th April 1968. 2 vols., Teheran. cat. 37, p. 346.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum