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Ink holder

Ink holder
Usage Conditions Apply
Date
19th century
Period
Qajar period
Type
Container
Tool and Equipment
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.3 × 6.3 × 2.7 cm (7/8 × 2 1/2 × 1 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
S2014.17.97
Previous custodian or owner
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (Iranian, 1913 - 2014)
Abolala Soudavar
Provenance
From ca. 1960 to 2011
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar, Tehran, Iran and Geneva, Switzerland [1]
From 2011 to 2014
Abolala Soudavar, Geneva, Switzerland, gift of his mother, Ezzat-Malek Soudavar [2]
From 2014
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Abolala Soudavar in 2014 [3]
Notes:
[1] According to Abolala Soudavar, his mother amassed most of her collection during the 1960s and 1970s. Around 1980, Ezzat-Malek Soudavar moved her collection for safekeeping to Geneva, Switzerland, in a bank safe deposit that she had. On March 24, 2011, Ezzat-Malek Soudavar formally gave the collection to her son, Abolala Soudavar. This information was provided by Abolala Soudavar in 2013. See letter from Abolala Soudavar dated Nov. 30, 2013, copy in object file, Collections Management Office. The collection remained in Geneva until its arrival at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See Deed of Gift, original in object file, Collections Management Office.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
Iran
Usage
Not determined