A flint striker in the form of a bird

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Historical period(s)
early 17th century
Medium
Steel inlaid with gold, jewels
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 8.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (3 7/16 x 2 x 1/4 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1940.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Flint striker

Keywords
bird, forging, India, inlay, metal-cutting, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

H. S. Andonian

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 37, pp. 226-228.
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre. Erzeugnisse islamischer Kunst. 2 vols., Berlin, 1906-1909. cat. 160, p. 55.
  • 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, pl. 1390J.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum