BALUSTRADE FRAGMENT WITH ANIMALS FROM THE RESIDENCE OF HAJJI HASAN IBN IBRAHIM IBN MUHAMMAD

247259-200.png
December 31, 1302
gold-medal-vector-816269_edited.png
subject-icon-1_edited.png
Art and Calligraphy
Mongols 1206-1368

RELATED CONTENTS

DESCRIPTION

Balustrade Fragment with Animals from the residence of Hajji Hasan ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad
1303-4

Iran, Hamadan, Ilkhanid period
(1256–1353)
Limestone

Overall: 66.7 x 83.8 x 10.6 cm (26 1/4 x 33 x 4 3/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1938.15

DID YOU KNOW?
This balustrade and two others, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris, are from a building probably in the city of Hamadan, Iran.

DESCRIPTION

This architectural relief shows a lion attacking a bull surrounded by other predators pursuing their prey, with scrolling vegetal motifs filling the spaces between. Scenes of powerful predators in the act of hunting and capturing other animals echo the royal imagery of pre-Islamic Iran.

This piece was part of a balustrade in a private home; the owner and construction date are known from another fragment from the same building. The building was embellished when the Mongols controlled Iran, and the relief shows a continuity in style from carvings made during the preceding Turkic Seljuk period (1037–1194). Under Turkic and Mongol rule in Iran, Islamic injunctions against making figural imagery were loosened.

PROVENANCE

?-1938
(Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)

1938-
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

CITATIONS

The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 685 archive.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 208 archive.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 208 archive.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 264 archive.org

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Arts of Iran (Islamic art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 30, 2018-October 28, 2019).

Al-Andalus: Art from Islamic Spain (Islamic art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 29, 2019-October 25, 2020).

Rate This BookDon’t love itNot greatGoodGreatLove itRate This Book

Your content has been submitted

Ratings & Review

Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

Ss Records

4.0