Breastplate fragment

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Previous custodian or owner
Joseph H. Hirshhorn
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Provenance
From at least 1957 to 1966
Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981). [1]
From 1966 to 1986
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. [2]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, transferred from Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC [3]
Notes:
[1] The object was published in the Royal Ontario Museum’s publication in 1957, which states that it belonged to Mr. Joseph H. Hirshhorn’s collection at the time. See Needler, Winifred (1957). Four Near Eastern Antiquities Lent by Mr. Joseph H. Hirshhorn. Royal Ontario Museum Bulletin of the Division of Art and Archaeology, 9-10, pl. 3A. See also Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.
[2] See document from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, object file, Collections Management Office.
[3] See note 2. See also object file, Collections Management Office.
Credit Line
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
ca. 800-500 BCE
Period
Iron Age III
Accession Number
S1986.496
Topic
tree
bull
Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE)
griffin
Iran
Ancient Near Eastern Art
repousse
chasing
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Northwestern Iran
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.3 x 18.1 x 0.5 cm (3 11/16 x 7 1/8 x 3/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Weapon and Armament
Metalwork