A comb back

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Historical period(s)
17th-18th century
Medium
Iron, silver and gold inlay
Dimensions
H x W: 6.1 x 10.9 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1940.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Comb back

Keywords
engraving, inlay, Iran, metal-cutting, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1940
E. Beghian, London to 1940

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from E. Beghian, London, through H.S. Andonian, New York in 1940 [1]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

H. S. Andonian
E. Beghian 1910? - 1950?

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 33, pp. 205-206.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. p. 2514f.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum