Silver bust of a royal male figure

Historical period(s)
Modern period, Modern
Medium
Silver and gilt
Dimensions
H x W: 32.5 x 23.5 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1966.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Bust

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

To 1966
N. Cohen, Tehran, Iran. [1]

From 1966
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from N. Cohen, Tehran, Iran. [2]

Notes:

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

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

N. Cohen

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 44.
  • Freer Gallery of Art. The Freer Gallery of Art. Washington. p. 17.
  • E. Bacon. The Beautiful and the Blessed. Christmas no. London. pp. 54-55.
  • 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. 47, pp. 236-239.
  • Encyclopædia Iranica. 14 vols., London and Boston. pp. 1091-2.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum