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Chair Legs and Panel

Art and Calligraphy
Seleucid Empire 305 BC–281 BC

Chair Legs and Panel



Chair Legs and Panel 300s Part of a set. See all set records Afghanistan, Begram (chair legs); India (panel), Kushan Period (1st century-320) (chair legs); Mughal dynasty (1526-1756) (panel) Ivory Overall: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.) Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1975.103 DESCRIPTION This ivory carving was made to sheath wooden furniture made in India for trade along the Silk Road, which stretched from Rome to China. Indian ivory-faced furnishings--along with lacquer boxes from China and painted glass from Rome--were found in an extraordinary deposit of luxury goods at a site called Begram. The wood on which the ivory and lacquer were affixed has long disintegrated, and only the small pieces remain. PROVENANCE ?-1975 (Spink & Son, Ltd., London, UK, ?-1975, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art) 1975- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1975-present CITATIONS Tardy. Les ivoires; évolution décorative du Ier siècle à nos jours. 1972. 161 EXHIBITION HISTORY The Twain Shall Meet. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 30, 1985-January 5, 1986).

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