Lionel Bier Drawings of Monuments and Sites in Iran
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Collection ID:
Bier, Lionel D., 1942-2004
Physical Description:
29 Items
architectural drawings

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Twenty-nine ink and pencil drawings documenting, usually both in plan and elevation, a number of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, executed on site between 1975 and 1976. Focus primarily is on Sassanian sites. Sites covered include: Bishapur, Firuzabad, Istakhr, Masjid-i Sang, Sarvistan, and Shari-i Ij

2 flat folders arranged from smaller to largest

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The late Lionel D. Bier, art historian and archaeologist, taught art history at Brooklyn College for more than 30 years. He was primarily active in researching the archaeological record of pre- and early-Islamic Iran. Among his noted publications are: Sarvistan: A Study in Early Iranian Architecture (1986) and The Sassanian Palaces and their Influence in Early Islam, from Ars Orientalis (Vol. 23, 1993).

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2004.05

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Restricted: Bishapur drawings ; until permission by granted by Iranian authorities
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by the estate of Lionel Bier via its executrix, Dr. Maydee G. Lande

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Archaeology -- Iran Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture, -- Sassanid Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013