Metalwork and Ceramics from Ancient Iran

November 26, 1992 – February 8, 2004

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

Fifty-one metal and clay artifacts created in western Iran in the period 2300 B.C.-100 B.C. are evidence of the manipulation of the properties of materials by the application of heat. These artifacts share shapes and decoration inspired by images of animals or imaginary creatures.

Related Publication: Ancient Iranian Metalwork by Ann C. Gunter and Paul Jett