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Carol Bier and Lionel Bier Collection

Creator:
Bier, Carol  Search this
Bier, Lionel D., 1942-2004  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Culture:
Sassanians  Search this
Qashqāʼī (Turkic people) -- Iran  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Mamasani (Iran)
Iran -- Fars
Date:
1975-1976
Scope and Contents:
Photographs taken by Carol Bier and Lionel Bier, comprising two binders of black and white 35mm negatives and contact sheets as well as a collection of images cut out from contact sheets and organized by site, documenting both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, taken 1975-1976. Focus primarily on the Sasanian sites of Fars province, focusing on built monuments, rock reliefs, and rock-cut monuments. Sites include: Firuzabad, Naqshi-Rustam, Naqshi-Rajab, Bishapur, Sarvistan, and Taq-i Bustan. Also includes a small number of ethnographic images by Carol Bier, predominanly of the Qashqai and Mamasani. Some of these images have been used previously in publications by both the authors themselves as well as other scholars.
Arrangement:
Organized into two series: Series 1: Contact Sheets and Negatives Series 2: Contact Prints
Biographical / Historical:
Carol Bier is an historian of Islamic art who is Research Associate at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC, where she served as Curator for Eastern Hemisphere Collections from 1984-2001. Her research focuses on Islamic patterns as intersections of art and mathematics.
The late Lionel D. Bier, art historian and archaeologist, taught art history at Brooklyn College for more than 30 years. He was primarily active in researching the archaeological record of pre- and early-Islamic Iran. Among his noted publications are: Sarvistan: A Study in Early Iranian Architecture (1986) and The Sassanian Palaces and their Influence in Early Islam, from Ars Orientalis (Vol. 23, 1993)
Local Numbers:
FSA A2008.01
Related Materials:
Lionel Bier Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Estate of Lionel Bier.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Restricted: Bishapur images, until permission by granted by Iranian authorities.
Topic:
Archaeology -- Iran  Search this
Architecture, Sassanid  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Carol Bier and Lionel Bier Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Carol Bier.
Identifier:
FSA.A2008.01
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc31562cbac-1db8-4f15-b71d-f526dbd5d92d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2008-01

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