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Relief with Two Fighting Horsemen, Star Medallion

Relief with Two Fighting Horsemen, Star Medallion

12th - 13th century

43 1/8 x 19 3/4 in. (109.5 x 50.2 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Provenance: Formerly in possession of [Demotte, New York and Paris, prior to 1938], when published in Pope; (unknown, 1938-1945); in possession of [Demotte, New York and Paris, 1945], when published in Pope; (unknown, 1945-1954); [Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, 1954]; purchased from gallery by the Seattle Art Museum, 1954
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistoryNew York, New York, Exhibition of Persian Art, Apr.-July, 1940

Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1951

Rome, Italy, Palazzo Brancaccio, Exhibition Of Iranian Art, 1956

Paris, 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. 74, p. 144.
Published ReferencesPope. Arthur Upham. "Survey of Persian Art," V (1930), pl. 515; II, p. 1305 (Parnassus, Apr. 1931), p. 33 (in possession of Demotte Gall.)

Pope, Arthur Upham. "Masterpieces of Persian Art." New York: The Dryden Press, 1945. Plate 67, page 103 (illus).

Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome, Mostra d'arte Iranica/Exhibition of Iranian Art, 1956, p. 257 (451), pl. LXVIII

Nakai, Ghods, "7000 Ans d'Art en Iran Exposition Sept Mille and d'Art en Iran", October 1961 - January 1962, cat. # 996, pg. 181
Paris, Petit Palais, cat. "7000 Years of Art in Iran," (1961), no. 996, pl. XCVII, 2
Essen, Germany, "7000 Jahre Kunst in Iran," (1962), no. 514, ill.
Vienna, Osterreichisches Mus. fur Angewandte Kunst, "Kunstschatze aus Iran," (1963) no 631, fig. 69

Rogers, Millard B. "Engagement Book: Iranian Art in the Seattle Art Museum," Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1972, fig. 33.

Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 3, December 1978, illus. on cover

Pope, Arthur Upham. "A Survey of Persian Art: From Prehistoric Times to the Present, Volume V, Plates 511-980: Architectural Ornament, Pottery and Faience, The Art of the Book." London and New York: Oxford University Press, published under the auspices of the American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology, 1981, p. 515 (illus).

Bacharach, Jere L., "Data Bank Uses: Examples from the Seattle Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art", ARTS AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD, v. 4, no. 4: p. 45-47, Autumn-Winter 1987/8.

Shogakakun, GRANDE ENCICLOPEDIA DELL'ARTE, November, 1988.

Nelson, Robert S., "Palaeologan Illuminated Ornament and the Arabesque," WIENER JAHRBUCH FUR KUNSTGESCHICHTE, Bohlau Verlag Wien - Koln - Graz, 1988, fig. 22, p. 15, ill. p. 160.

Nicolle, Dr. David, HEROES AND WARRIORS OF THE CRESCENT, Firebird Books, Poole, Dorset, England, 1991.

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