Fragment of a wall painting showing a seated princess (forgery)

Historical period(s)
early 20th century
Polychrome colors on plaster
H x W (max.): 42 x 19 cm (16 9/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Wall painting (fragment)

butterfly, flower, forgery, Iran, Myron Bement Smith collection, princess, tree, WWII-era provenance

From 1930s to 1970
Dr. Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970), New York acquired in Iran. [1]

1970 – 71
Mrs. Myron Bement Smith, Washington DC [2]

From 1971
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith, Washington DC [3]


[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

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

[3] See note 2. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Permanent Collection in December 3, 1973.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Dr. Myron Bement Smith 1897-1970

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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