Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 500-800
Medium
Silver gilt
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 34.6 x 15.5 x 12.2 cm (13 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.140
On View Location
Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
bird, chasing, duck, gilding, hammering, Iran, repousse, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • Najmieh Batmanglij. From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table. Washington. pg. 60.
  • Alexandra Carpino Jean M. James. Commentary on the Li Xian Silver Ewer. cat. 11, p. 72.
  • 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. 37, pp. 202-4.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum