Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr., purchased in Iran in the 1930s. 
Duncan M. Whittome, by gift or inheritance from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr. 
Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust. 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust. 
 Purchased in Iran by the parents of Duncan Whittome, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr., while in the Foreign Service during the 1930s.
 See note 1.
 Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 3.
- Previous Owner(s)
Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust
Ambassador and Mrs. James S. Moose Jr.
Duncan M. Whittome
Ellipsoid shaped stamp seal of human hand motif with thumb and forefinger joined, terminating in cuplike base within a pair of ribbons. Above, Pahlavi inscription; to left six-pointed star, to right, crescent moon. Seals with the motif of a hand have been excavated on sealings or bullae at sites like Takht-e Sulaiman and Qasr Abu Nasr in Iran. A hand held in this gesture can communicate good wishes or a blessing.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
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