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Catalog Data

Medium:
Silver and gilt; hammered, repousse, chased, gilded
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 19.4 × 11.2 cm (7 5/8 × 4 7/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Description:
Bottle with repousse relief of four nude female figures (two musicians and two dancers) each with a child. Hammered, chased, and gilded.
Inscriptions:
Inscription in Middle Persian states owner's name as "Panaveh" and weight as 37 ster, 3 drahm.
Provenance:
To 1966
Unknown collector [1]
To 1966
Paul and Marguerite Mallon, Rome, Paris, and Zurich, agent for an unknown collector [2]
From 1966
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from agent, Paul and Marguerite Mallon, Rome, Paris, and Zurich [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)
Previous custodian or owner:
Marguerite Mallon (died 1977)
Topic:
music  Search this
dance  Search this
child  Search this
woman  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:
F1966.1
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/ye3752782ff-0cdd-4a47-9d04-08c45266e326
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1966.1