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
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
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, Missouri. 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
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