Master-of-animals Finial

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Historical period(s)
Iron Age II - III, 1000-550 BCE
Medium
Copper alloy
Dimensions
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
Accession Number
S1986.497
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Finial

Keywords
casting, Iran, Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE), Iron Age III (ca. 800 - 500 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

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, DC, gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, transferred from Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC [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.

Previous Owner(s)

Galerie Semiha Huber
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Joseph H. Hirshhorn

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum