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Man Holding a Vessel

Culture Elamite
Title Man Holding a Vessel
Date 1800 BCE–1200 BCE
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 3 7/16 × 1 × 1 in. (8.7 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm)
Overall: 3 7/16 × 1 × 1 in. (8.7 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 64.109.16

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1964, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from Harry C. Nail, Jr., San Francisco

unknown dates, Collection of Harry C. Nail, Jr. (1909–1990), Atherton, California (purchased from Mrs. L. Guy Blackmer, St. Louis) [1]

after 1961, Collection of Mrs. L. Guy Blackmer (Jane Cabell Wilkenson Blackmer, 1881–1971), St. Louis, Missouri (by descent) [2]

before 1961, Collection of Lucian Guy Blackmer (1881–1961), St. Louis, Missouri [3]


[1] Harry Craig Neil, Jr. was an art dealer.

[2] Noted on accession card (in registration files).

[3] A prominent name in St. Louis, Blackmer was a banker, industrialist, and member of the City Art Museum board (elected 1936). He was also an ardent collector, particularly of Chinese art.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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