Figure of a wild goat (forgery)

Historical period(s)
Modern forgery
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
H (overall): 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1963.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure: goat

Keywords
forgery, goat, Iran, twisted wire, wirework
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Jean-Louis Huot. Persia: From the Origins to the Achaemenids. Cleveland. pl. 140.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 40.
  • Freer Gallery of Art. The Freer Gallery of Art. Washington. p. 8.
  • Walter Karp. The Smithsonian Institution: An Establishment for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men. Washington. p. 106.
  • Mountains and Lowlands: Essays in the Archaeology of Greater Mesopotamia. Bibliotheca Mesopotamica, no. 7 Malibu, CA. cat. 105, p. 179.
  • 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. 43, pp. 224-229.
  • Roman Ghirshman. Rich Treasures of Persian Animal Art Recently Discovered, Gold, Silver, and Bronze: Master Works of Ancient Iranian Artists. 236, no. 6296, April 2, 1960. p. 550.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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