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Washington -- Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

Donor:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Creator:
Forgey, Benjamin, art critic  Search this
Lerner, Abram, first director and curator  Search this
Owings, Nathaniel Alexander, 1903-1984, architect, original concept  Search this
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, architectural firm  Search this
Landscape architect:
Collins, Lester, -1993  Search this
Urban, James  Search this
Architect:
Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
General:
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, opened in October 1974. The grounds are west of 7th Street SW on the south side of the National Mall. The 2.7-acre museum and fountain plaza lie south of Jefferson Drive on the former site of the Army Medical Museum and Library (1887-1969). The 1.3-acre sculpture garden lies north of Jefferson Drive. The garden and plaza are two open-air galleries dedicated to showcasing modern sculptures, many of which had been collected and donated to the Smithsonian by the entrepreneur Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981).
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was first conceived in 1966, when Mr. Hirshhorn donated more than 5,500 works of art to the Smithsonian. In particular, the idea for the sculpture garden came from by Nathaniel Owings of the international architecture and engineering firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of New York City. Firm partner Gordon Bunshaft carried out Owings' idea, proposing a two-acre sunken garden that would bisect the National Mall. The garden would be 7 feet below ground level with 3 foot high walls, creating a 10 foot deep enclave. A rectangular reflecting pool would dominate the space, surrounded by a pebble walkway. It was an austere Minimalist design with few plants.
The museum and sculpture garden's groundbreaking was in 1969, but Bunshaft's plan for the garden to extend across the Mall created much controversy, as it would interrupt the vista between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. Work on the sculpture garden was halted by Congress in January 1971. In February, Washington Star art critic Benjamin Fogey suggested turning the garden parallel to the Mall, and making the reflecting pool smaller. These suggestions were adopted, and construction resumed in July.
When the garden opened in 1974, it served as a neutral setting where the sculptures commanded much of the attention. It featured a center court 14 feet below ground level with a rectangular reflecting pool and two flanking terraces. Enclosed within high walls, it successfully reduced traffic noise. However, despite its sunken form, Bunshaft's Minimalist approach made for an uncomfortably exposed, bleak space. There was also no access for strollers or wheelchairs, and the pebble floor was difficult to walk on. In 1977, landscape architect, Lester Collins, of the member Smithsonian's Horticultural Advisory Committee and President of the Innisfree Foundation, redesigned the sunken garden to make it more user friendly. His goal was to provide ramps for easier access and to soften the area with extensive plantings. Construction began in 1979 and the garden reopened in 1981." Construction began in 1979 and the garden reopened in 1981. A pair of long ramps were installed, and the formerly harsh open area was now divided and bordered by lawns and plantings, and shaded by trees.
In 1991, landscape architect James Urban collaborated with Hirshhorn staff to renovate the museum's fountain plaza. Deteriorating concrete surfaces were replaced with granite, as had been called for in Bunshaft's original plan. A wheelchair entrance was added to provide access to the pathway that runs the perimeter of the plaza, and the adjacent Mary Livingston Ripley Garden. Sculptures were installed in new areas of lawn and flowering trees in the plaza's four corners, and also amid small groves of honey locust trees on the plaza's east and west sides. The plaza reopened in 1993.
In 2007, the artist Yoko Ono presented a Japanese dogwood tree to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in conjunction with that year's Cherry Blossom Festival. This, along with nine other trees planted in Washington, D.C., made up part of her Wish Tree project. Visitors to these trees could write a wish on a paper tag and hang it on a branch. This is a custom associated with the Shinto temple gardens of Japan, where Ms. Ono grew up. While the nine other wishing trees were removed, the one in the sculpture garden remains as a permanent installation.
Plantings include weeping beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'), Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii), sugar maple (Acer saccharum), crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), Boston ivy (Pathenocissus tricuspidata), climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala), lily turf (Liriope muscari), southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora), and crabapple (Malus).
Persons associated with the garden include: Joseph H. Hirshhorn (donor, 1966). Nathaniel Owings (architect, original concept, 1966). Gordon Bunshaft (architect, 1967-1974). Benjamin Forgey (art critic, 1971). Lester Collins (landscape architect, 1977-1981). Abram Lerner (first director and curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1974-1984). James Urban (landscape architect, 1991-1993).
Related Materials:
Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden related holdings consist of (659 35mm slides (photographs), 6 photographic prints and digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher
Topic:
Gardens -- District of Columbia -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.SGI, File SG006
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Smithsonian Gardens Image Library
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Raphael Soyer papers

Creator:
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Names:
Ahlas, Lambro  Search this
Baranik, Rudolf  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bratby, John, 1928-  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
De Francia, Peter  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970  Search this
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Writings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
1933-1989
Summary:
The papers of realist painter Raphael Soyer date from 1933 to 1989 and measure 3.9 linear feet. They document Soyer's career as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including several transcripts of interviews with Soyer; extensive personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes by Soyer and others; scattered legal and financial records; exhibition materials, clippings and other printed material; and photographs of Soyer in his studio, with artists and friends, and at art events. Also found are one sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of realist painter Raphael Soyer date from 1933 to 1989 and measure 3.9 linear feet. They document Soyer's career as a painter, printmaker, and writer. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, including several transcripts of interviews with Soyer; extensive personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes by Soyer and others; scattered legal and financial records; exhibition materials, clippings and other printed material; and photographs of Soyer in his studio, with artists and friends, and at art events. Also found are one sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.

Biographical materials include award certificates, including a 1975 certificate from the National Academy of Design, lists of artwork by Soyer, and several transcripts of interviews with Raphael Soyer in which he discusses topics such as his career as an artist, artists in New York City, and the inspiration for his artwork.

Personal and professional correspondence is with numerous artists, writers, art historians, curators, gallery owners, arts organizations, museums, and universities. Correspondents include Lambro Ahlas, Rudolf Baranik, George Biddle, John Bratby, David Burliuk, Peter De Francia, Lloyd Goodrich, Joseph Hirsch, Joseph Hirshhorn, Edward Hopper, Joe Lasker, Henry Varnum Poor, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others. Additional correspondence is addressed to Reality magazine, for which Soyer was an editor.

Writings and notes by Soyer include several drafts and notes for his four published books A Painter's Pilgrimage (1962), Homage to Thomas Eakins (1966), Self-Revealment: a Memoir (1969), and Diary of an Artist (1977). Also by Soyer are draft essays, lectures, and articles - many about social realism. Writings by others include essays and articles by artists and art scholars sent to Soyer for review.

Scattered legal and financial records include bank statements, receipts, leases, and documents related to the publishing of his books. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and other published items.

Photographs depict Soyer in his studio, with other artists and friends such as Chaim Gross, Edward Hopper, and Jose De Creeft, and at art events, and include a few photographs of his artwork. Also found are one pencil sketch and a facsimile of Soyer's 1968 sketchbook produced by Forum Gallery.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1939-1986 (Box 1, OV 6; 12 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1988 (Box 1-2; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 3: Writings & Notes, circa 1946-1987 (Box 2-3; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Legal & Financial Records, 1959-1988 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1933-1989 (Box 3-4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1953-1987 (Box 5, OV 6; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1968, undated (Box 5; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Raphael Soyer (1899-1987) and his twin brother Moses (1899-1974) were born on December 25, 1899, in the Russian town Borisoglebsk. Their father Abraham was a scholar and Hebrew teacher who encouraged all of his children to sketch and paint. After the family was deported from Russia, they settled in the Bronx, New York, in 1912. Raphael and Moses briefly attended school, but at 16 they began working various jobs to help support their family. They also began taking free art classes at Cooper Union and later Raphael attended the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League where he studied with Guy Pene du Bois. He began to show his paintings in 1926 and in 1929 gallery owner Charles Daniel gave him his first one man show. Soyer became one of the leading realist painters and printmakers, often depicting Depression-era transients, Manhattan streetscapes, shoppers, and women at work. He also painted and sketched numerous self-portraits and portraits of fellow artists and cultural figures, many of whom were also his friends, including Allen Ginsberg, Chaim Gross, Edward Hopper, and Arshile Gorky.

Beginning in the 1930s Soyer showed his work frequently at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Associated American Artists Galleries, National Collection of Fine Arts, and other national and international exhibitions. During the 1940s and 1950s he was a leading advocate of realism and spoke out against the abstract style that was dominating the New York art scene. In 1953 he co-founded Reality magazine.

Soyer joined the Forum Gallery in New York in the early 1960s and became good friends with his dealer Bella Fishko. Also during the 1960s he published three books, A Painter's Pilgrimage (1962), Homage to Thomas Eakins (1966), and Self-Revealment: a Memoir (1969), and had his first retrospective at the Whitney Museum in 1967.

Throughout his career Soyer also occasionally taught at art schools including the Art Students League and the New School. He also collaborated with his friend, writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, by illustrating several of Singer's books. Soyer and his wife Rebecca, whom he married in 1931, lived the rest of their lives in New York City, but often traveled to Europe. They had one daughter, Mary. Soyer's final book, Diary of an Artist, was published in 1977 and in 1979 he received the Gold Medal from the National Arts Club. He continued painting realist subjects until his death in 1987.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are several collections related to Raphael Soyer: Esther Reier letter from Raphael Soyer, 1978 May 29; Raphael Soyer's Artist Statement from 1947; a Raphael Soyer lecture from 1960; the papers of his twin brother, Moses Soyer; Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, circa 1965-1968 (includes an interview of Soyer); and the Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, 1963-1985, which also includes an interview with Raphael Soyer. The Archives of American Art's Oral History collection has an interview of Raphael Soyer dated May 13-June 1, 1981 conducted by Milton Brown.

Additional Raphael Soyer papers, 1949-1954, are available at Cornell University.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (N68-1) including a small amount of correspondence and three sketchbooks. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Raphael Soyer donated portions of the collection between 1961 and 1980. He also loaned materials for microfilming in 1968. His widow, Rebecca, and his grandson, Joseph Leiber, on behalf of the entire Soyer family, donated additional materials in 1991 and 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Raphael Soyer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Social realism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Writings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Raphael Soyer papers, 1933-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.soyeraph
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Archives of American Art
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Hirsch - Hoftrup

Collection Creator:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Reel 5857, Frame 877-949
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1968, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Hirsch, Barbara M.

Hirsch, Joseph

Hirschl and Adler Galleries, Inc.

Hirschland, F.H.

Hirshhorn, Joseph H./Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection (See also Lerner, Abram)

Hirst, Claude Raguet

Hirst, Donald

Hite, Marcia S./Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville

Hitzler, Florence

Hixen

Hoagland, Ruth H.

Hochschild, Mrs. Harold

Hodson, E. L.

Hoerman, Mrs. Kirk

Hofield, Irene

Hoffman, Mrs. Lewis

Hofmann, Earl Francis

Hofstra College/Hofstra University

Hoftrup, J. Lars
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence, A-Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-franrehg-ref224

Interview with Joseph Hirshhorn

Creator:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H., 1899-1981  Search this
Nathan, Emily S., 1907-1999  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1969
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13587
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Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Abram Lerner interviews, 1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13587

Breastplate fragment

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.3 x 18.1 x 0.5 cm (3 11/16 x 7 1/8 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Metalwork
Origin:
Northwestern Iran
Date:
ca. 800-500 BCE
Period:
Iron Age III
Topic:
tree  Search this
bull  Search this
Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE)  Search this
griffin  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.496
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.496

Master-of-animals Finial

Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W: 15.6 x 7.5 cm (6 1/8 x 2 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
Luristan, Iran
Date:
1000-550 BCE
Period:
Iron Age II - III
Topic:
casting  Search this
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)  Search this
Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.497
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Pendant in the Shape of a Stag

Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.2 x 7 x 6.6 cm (4 x 2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Southwest Caspian, Iran
Date:
ca. 1000 BCE
Period:
Iron Age I
Topic:
casting  Search this
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.498
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Vessel in the form of a bull

Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18.8 x 23.9 x 10.6 cm (7 3/8 x 9 7/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Northwestern Iran
Date:
ca. 1350-800 BCE
Period:
Iron Age I - II
Topic:
bull  Search this
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE)  Search this
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.499
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.499
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Vessel in the form of a quadruped

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.3 x 26.6 x 11.8 cm (8 3/8 x 10 1/2 x 4 5/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Northern Iran
Date:
ca. 1350-800 BCE
Period:
Iron Age I - II
Topic:
bull  Search this
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE)  Search this
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.500
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.500

Anthropomorphic vessel

Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 49.4 x 13.7 x 9.5 cm (19 7/16 x 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Northwestern Iran
Date:
ca. 1350-800 BCE
Period:
Iron Age I - II
Topic:
woman  Search this
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE)  Search this
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.501
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.501

Female figurine

Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 22.2 x 8.5 x 5 cm (8 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 1 15/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
Northern Iran
Date:
ca. 1400-800 BCE
Period:
Iron Age I - II
Topic:
woman  Search this
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE)  Search this
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.502
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.502

Spouted vessel

Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.5 x 18.6 x 16.5 cm (7 11/16 x 7 5/16 x 6 1/2 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1000-500 BCE
Period:
Iron Age II - III
Topic:
bird  Search this
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)  Search this
Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.503
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.503

Bowl with spout

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.7 x 24.5 x 14 cm (5 x 9 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Southwest Caspian, Iran
Date:
ca. 1000 BCE
Period:
Iron Age I - II
Topic:
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE)  Search this
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)  Search this
scorpion  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.504
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.504
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Jug

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze with color and over glaze with enamel (mina'i)
Dimensions:
H x W: 14.1 x 13.4 cm (5 9/16 x 5 1/4 in)
Style:
Mina'i ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
ca. 1200-1250
Period:
Saljuq period
Topic:
Saljuq period (1037 - 1300)  Search this
man  Search this
Mina'i ware  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.505
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.505

Stele with bull's head

Medium:
Calcite travertine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 40.6 x 22.5 x 14.7 cm (16 x 8 7/8 x 5 13/16 in)
Type:
Stone
Origin:
Yemen
Date:
500 B.C.-500 CE
Topic:
bull  Search this
Yemen  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.506
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.506

Standing man

Medium:
Calcite travertine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.5 x 11 x 13 cm (14 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 5 1/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Yemen
Date:
probably modern forgery
Topic:
man  Search this
Yemen  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.507
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.507

Stele with man's head

Medium:
Calcite travertine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 23.5 x 12 x 10 cm (9 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 15/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Yemen
Date:
500 BCE- 200 CE
Topic:
portrait  Search this
man  Search this
Yemen  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.508
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.508

Architectural frieze

Medium:
Calcite travertine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.6 x 48.7 x 10.5 cm (6 1/8 x 19 3/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Type:
Architectural Element
Origin:
Yemen
Date:
500 BCE- 200 CE
Topic:
ibex  Search this
Yemen  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.509
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.509

Bust of a Woman

Medium:
Calcite travertine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 22.4 x 14.7 x 9 cm (8 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 3 9/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Yemen
Date:
300 BCE -99 CE
Topic:
portrait  Search this
woman  Search this
Yemen  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.510
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.510

Head of a Man

Medium:
Calcite travertine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.8 x 17.5 x 9 cm (7 13/16 x 6 7/8 x 3 9/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Yemen
Date:
300 BCE-100 CE
Topic:
man  Search this
Yemen  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1986.511
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.511

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