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Frontispiece to St. Luke's Gospel

Medium:
Color over gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 17.3 × 13.8 cm (6 13/16 × 5 7/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Date:
early 12th century
Topic:
Christianity  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1933.12
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Plate

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 5 x 24 cm (1 15/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
4th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
portrait  Search this
hunting  Search this
boar  Search this
horse  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1934.23
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edanmdm:fsg_F1934.23

Altar cruet

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x W: 16.2 x 9.4 cm (6 3/8 x 3 11/16 in)
Type:
Glass
Vessel
Origin:
Syria
Date:
6th or 7th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
blown  Search this
mold blown  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.15
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:fsg_F1935.15

Altar cruet

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x W: 15.7 x 10.1 cm (6 3/16 x 4 in)
Type:
Glass
Vessel
Origin:
Syria
Date:
6th or 7th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
blown  Search this
mold blown  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1935.16

Shallow bowl

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.3 × 19.2 cm (1 11/16 × 7 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Afghanistan
Date:
4th-5th century CE
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
eagle  Search this
bear  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1945.33
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Bowl

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 21 x 6.2 cm (8 1/4 x 2 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
3rd century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
portrait  Search this
casting  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
ruler  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
carving  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1957.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1957.20

Plate

Medium:
Silver with gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.4 x 28.2 cm (1 3/4 x 11 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
Modern
Topic:
eagle  Search this
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
forgery  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1958.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1958.7

Heartshaped gold ornament

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 5.3 x 5 x 1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Iran
Date:
2nd century BCE - 2nd century CE
Period:
Parthian period
Topic:
boar  Search this
Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
beaded wire  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1961.22
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1961.22

Bowl

Medium:
Silver, partially gilt
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.9 × 19.1 cm (1 15/16 × 7 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
4th-5th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
portrait  Search this
hunting  Search this
ibex  Search this
gazelle  Search this
horse  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
king  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
carving  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
incising  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1962.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1962.1
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Figure of a wild goat (forgery)

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H (overall): 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Sculpture
Origin:
Iran
Date:
Modern forgery
Topic:
goat  Search this
forgery  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
wirework  Search this
twisted wire  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1963.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1963.15

Plate

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.5 × 22.1 cm (1 3/4 × 8 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
5th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
engraving  Search this
carving  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1964.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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edanmdm:fsg_F1964.10
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Vase

Medium:
Vase; silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 17.6 × 10 cm (6 15/16 × 3 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1964.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1964.3
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Figure of a wild goat (forgery)

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H (overall): 22.6 cm (8 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Sculpture
Origin:
Iran
Date:
Modern forgery
Topic:
goat  Search this
forgery  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
wirework  Search this
twisted wire  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1964.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1964.6

Vase

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:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
bird  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1965.20
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 21a: 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_F1965.20

Vase

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:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
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
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1966.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1966.1

Silver bust of a royal male figure

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.5 x 23.5 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Sculpture
Origin:
Iran
Date:
Modern
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
forgery  Search this
Iran  Search this
ruler  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1966.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1966.23

Female head

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 33.7 x 21.3 cm (13 1/4 x 8 3/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Iran
Date:
Modern
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
woman  Search this
forgery  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1966.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1966.24

Double balsamarium (large vessel)

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm (9 7/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in)
Type:
Glass
Vessel
Origin:
Syria
Date:
3rd-5th century
Topic:
Syria  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
blown  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1973.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1973.13

Fragment of a wall painting showing a seated princess (forgery)

Medium:
Polychrome colors on plaster
Dimensions:
H x W (max.): 42 x 19 cm (16 9/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Iran
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
tree  Search this
flower  Search this
butterfly  Search this
forgery  Search this
Iran  Search this
princess  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Myron Bement Smith collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Accession Number:
F1973.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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edanmdm:fsg_F1973.17

Phiale with inscription

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.8 x 29.5 cm (1 7/8 x 11 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
499-400 BCE
Period:
Achaemenid period
Topic:
Achaemenid period (ca. 550 - 331 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
engraving  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1974.30
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 21a: 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_F1974.30

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