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Rhyton in the shape of a bull's head

Medium:
Red-figure terracotta
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.8 × 10.5 × 21.6 cm (4 1/4 × 4 1/8 × 8 1/2 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Tarentum, Apulia, Italy
Date:
ca. 330 BCE
Topic:
bull  Search this
Greece  Search this
Italy  Search this
Hellenistic period (323 - 30 BCE)  Search this
rhyton  Search this
Greek and Roman Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Patricia A. Mink in memory of Senator Hugh Scott
Accession Number:
S2013.3
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edanmdm:fsg_S2013.3
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Jar

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 20.3 x 10.2 cm (8 x 4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
ca. 225-650
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
casting  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Cynthia Helms
Accession Number:
S2003.7
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.7

Bowl

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.4 x 13.1 x 13.1 cm (2 1/8 x 5 3/16 x 5 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
500-700
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
casting  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Kathryn and Clarence Kubichek in memory of Gladys Scott
Accession Number:
S1997.10
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1997.10

Plate

Medium:
Silver and gold
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.2 x 20.7 cm (1 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
600-800
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
hunting  Search this
ibex  Search this
horse  Search this
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
equestrian  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.109
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.109

Ewer decorated with female figures

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 35.5 x 16.9 x 14 cm (14 x 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
dance  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:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.117
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.117

Ewer decorated with female figures

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 32.5 x 15.2 x 12.3 cm (12 13/16 x 6 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
bird  Search this
peacock  Search this
flower  Search this
child  Search this
fruit  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:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.118a-b
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b2f750b5-2b19-4f3f-bb9c-db9dcaa8728b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.118a-b

Spouted vessel with lion protome

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 25.8 x 26.9 x 17.5 cm (10 3/16 x 10 9/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1st century BCE-1st century CE
Period:
Parthian period
Topic:
lion  Search this
Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)  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:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.130
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3404e09d8-3b60-4ae6-b483-dbecd4d9d2c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.130

Spouted vessel with lynx protome

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 23.5 x 12.4 x 30.4 cm (9 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 11 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1st century BCE-1st century CE
Period:
Parthian period
Topic:
casting  Search this
cat  Search this
Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
punching  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.131
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.131
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Ewer

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 34.6 x 15.5 x 12.2 cm (13 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
500-800
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
bird  Search this
duck  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:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.140
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.140

Spouted vessel with gazelle protome

Medium:
Earthenware and paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 28.3 x 11.7 x 18.1 cm (11 1/8 x 4 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Iran or Turkey
Date:
ca. 500-300 BCE
Period:
Achaemenid period
Topic:
gazelle  Search this
Achaemenid period (ca. 550 - 331 BCE)  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Iran  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.31
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.31

Spouted vessel with gazelle protome

Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 15.5 x 25.4 x 14.1 cm (6 1/8 x 10 x 5 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran or Afghanistan
Date:
4th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
lion  Search this
bull  Search this
gazelle  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
repousse  Search this
chasing  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.33
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.33

Torso of a royal figure

Medium:
Gold and silver repousse
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 4 x 7.2 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
Iran
Date:
225-650
Period:
Sasanian period
Topic:
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
Credit Line:
Gift of an anonymous donor
Accession Number:
FSC-M-80
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-M-80

Ewer

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 16 x 9.4 cm (6 5/16 x 3 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
966-977
Period:
Buyid period
Topic:
Buyid period (932 - 1062)  Search this
kufic script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
repousse  Search this
engraving  Search this
chasing  Search this
punching  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1943.1
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edanmdm:fsg_F1943.1
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Ewer

Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
H x W: 16.5 x 43.7 cm (6 1/2 x 17 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
9th-10th century
Period:
Abbasid period
Topic:
casting  Search this
Abbasid period (750 - 1258)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1945.13
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edanmdm:fsg_F1945.13
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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
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edanmdm:fsg_F1962.1
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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
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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
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edanmdm:fsg_F1964.3
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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
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1965.20
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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
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1966.1
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1966.1

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
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1974.30

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