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Medium:
Unidentified, probably gypsum or calcite
Dimensions:
H x W: 1.5 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Date:
3100-2900 BCE
Period:
Jemdet Nasr period
Previous custodian or owner:
Ambassador and Mrs. James S. Moose Jr.
Duncan M. Whittome
Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust
Provenance:
From 1930s
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr., purchased in Iran in the 1930s. [1]
Duncan M. Whittome, by gift or inheritance from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr. [2]
To 1993
Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust. [3]
From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust. [4]
Notes:
[1] Purchased in Iran by the parents of Duncan Whittome, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr., while in the Foreign Service during the 1930s.
[2] See note 1.
[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
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Jemdet Nasr period (3100 - 2900 BCE)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of the Duncan M. Whittome Revocable Trust in memory of Ambassador and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr.
Accession Number:
F1993.18.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Ancient Near Eastern Seals
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_F1993.18.18