Spouted vessel with gazelle protome

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Previous custodian or owner
R. & D. Anavian
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Provenance
To 1967
R. & D. Anavian, Tehran [1]
From 1967 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York, purchased in 1967.
From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler, New York. [3]
Notes:
[1] At the time of the publication of Dorothy Shepherd’s article on the rhyton, the piece was in the collection of Farhadi and Anavian, New York. See Dorothy Shepherd, “Two Silver Rhyta,” Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 53 (1966), 300 fig. 11. See also object file, Collections Management Office.
[2] See invoice dated May 2, 1967, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
4th century
Period
Sasanian period
Accession Number
S1987.33
Topic
lion
bull
gazelle
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)
Afghanistan
Iran
Ancient Near Eastern Art
gilding
repousse
chasing
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Iran or Afghanistan
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)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Metalwork
Vessel