Historical period(s)
Modern period, Modern
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 33.7 x 21.3 cm (13 1/4 x 8 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1966.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Female head

Keywords
chasing, forgery, hammering, Iran, Modern period (1912 - present), repousse, woman
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. 41, cover.
  • Oscar W. Muscarella. Unexcavated Objects and Ancient Near Eastern Art: Addenda. Monographien des Kunstgewerbes Malibu. no. 16, p. 10.
  • E. Bacon. The Beautiful and the Blessed. Christmas no. London. p. 54.
  • Malcom A.R. Colledge. The Art of Palmyra. Boulder, CO and London. p. 84.
  • Oscar W. Muscarella. The Lie Became Great: The Forgery of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures. Studies in the art and archaeology of antiquity, vol. 1 Groningen. pp. 126, 424, fig. 11.
  • 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. 46, pp. 233-235.
  • Roman Ghirshman. Terrasses sacrées de Bard-è Néchandeh et Masjid-i Solaiman: l'Iran du sud-ouest du VIIIe s. av. n. ère au Ve s. de n. ère. Memoires de la Delegation Archeologique en Iran, 45 2 vols., Paris. p. 249.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
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