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Ceremonial saw

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Ceremonial saw

10th-12th century

4 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 14 1/4 in. (12.07 x 3.02 x 36.2cm)
Gift of Mrs. John C. Atwood, Jr.
Provenance: [Khalil Rabenou, Persian Antiquities, New York, NY]; purchased from Mr. Rabenou by Seattle Art Museum (funds from Eugenia Fuller Atwood / Mrs. John C. Atwood, Jr.), April 4, 1957
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistoryParis, France, Petit Palais, 7000 Years of Art in Iran, 1961 (Circuit, 1962-63: Essen, Germany, Villa Hugel; The Hague, Netherlands, Gemeente-Museum; Zurich, Switzerland, Kunsthaus; Vienna, Austria, Osterreichisches Museum Fur Angewandte Kunst; Milan, Italy, Palazzo Reale)

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs." Apr. 25-July 24, 2016. Text by Sheila R. Canby, et al. Cat. no. 99, p. 172.
Published ReferencesThe Art Quarterly, Autumn 1957, p. 317, illus. p. 319

Rogers, Millard B. "Engagement Book: Iranian Art in the Seattle Art Museum," Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1972, fig. 29.

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