Ernst Kühnel Makes His Acceptance Speech of the Freer Bronze Medal

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Professor Ernst Kühnel of Berlin, Germany, delegate to the Fourth Congress of the International Association for Iranian Art and Archeology, makes a speech of acceptance after he receives the second Charles Lang Freer Medal during ceremonies at the Freer Gallery of Art. Dr. Kühnel was given the medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to Near Eastern art. Seated on the stage (left to right) are Franz Krapf, Minister from the Germany Embassy; and his excellency, Ardeshir Zahedir, Iran's Ambassador to the United States.


  • Krapf, Franz
  • Zahedir, Ardeshir
  • Kühnel, Ernst 1882-1964
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • International Association for Iranian Art and Archeology
  • Charles Lang Freer Medal


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See Neg. SIA2011-2821 for a view of the reception following the award ceremony.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-007, Box 1, Folder: "Special Events Photographs: Kuhnel Ernst"

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


May 3, 1960

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SIA2011-2820 or 60-6199

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Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Event ; Medium: Photographic print

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