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
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
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
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