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Catalog Data

Medium:
Silver and gilt; hammered, repousse, chased, gilded
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 18.2 × 11.1 cm (7 3/16 × 4 3/8 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Description:
Bottle with repousse relief of three Dionysiac figures moving toward the right and separated by three spirally fluted columns topped by a bird on acanthus. Hammered, chased, and gilded.
Provenance:
To 1965
Unknown collector [1]
To 1965
Paul and Marguerite Mallon, Rome, Zurich, and Paris, agent for an unknown collector [2]
From 1965
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Paul and Marguerite Mallon, Rome, Zurich, and Paris [3]
Notes:
[1] Paul and Marguerite Mallon acted as an agent for an unknown collector. See correspondences between Marguerite Mallon and the Director of the Freer Gallery of Art, John Pope; copies in the object file. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran (February 4, 2012 - ongoing)
Ancient Art of the Near East (November 21, 2009 to December 1, 2011)
Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires (May 9, 1993 to January 28, 2007)
Ancient Near Eastern Metalware (December 18, 1984 to February 24, 1986)
Pre-Islamic Metalwork from the Near East (April 15, 1983 to April 4, 1984)
Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
Near Eastern Art (June 15, 1973 to May 7, 1975)
2500 Years of Persian Art—Paintings, Metalwork (February 10, 1972 to June 15, 1973)
Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Metalwork (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
Previous custodian or owner:
Paul Mallon (1884-1975)
Marguerite Mallon (died 1977)
Topic:
bird  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1965.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3bd5acfb9-a226-4388-a4c8-acf5325acdae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1965.20