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Master-of-animals Finial

Type
Finial
Historical period(s)
Iron Age II - III, 1000-550 BCE
Medium
Copper alloy
Dimension(s)
H x W: 15.6 x 7.5 cm (6 1/8 x 2 15/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Luristan
Credit Line
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.497

To 1963
Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich, Switzerland. [1]

From 1963 to 1966
Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981), purchased from Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich, Switzerland. [2]

From 1966 to 1986
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, transferred from Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. [4]

Notes:

[1] Purchased by Joseph H. Hirshhorn from Huber, Galerie Semiha, Zurich in 1963.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See document from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, object file, Collections Management Office.

[4] See object file, Collections Management Office.

Former owner
Joseph H. Hirshhorn
Galerie Semiha Huber
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Keyword(s)
casting, Iran, Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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