Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Lionel Bier Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2004.05
Creators:
Bier, Lionel D., 1942-2004
Dates:
1975-1992
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.2 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Drawings, field notes, photogoraphs, and correspondence documenting Lionel Bier's work at a number of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Iranian architectural monuments, in 1975 and 1976. Focus primarily is on Sassanian sites. Sites covered include: Bishapur, Firuzabad, Istakhr, Masjid-i Sang, Sarvistan, and Shari-i Ij.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Organized into two series: Series 1: Drawings Series 2: Site Files

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).

Administration
Author
Ryan Murray
Custodial History
Donated by the estate of Lionel Bier via its executor, Dr. Maydee G. Lande
Processing Information
Titles, including terminology and place names, are recorded as they appeared on the original folders.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Lionel Bier Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Estate of Lionel Bier.

Related Materials
Carol Bier and Lionel Bier Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Carol Bier.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2004.05


Keywords
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Archaeology -- Iran Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture, -- Sassanid Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu