Mihran Sivadjian (Biographical details)

Mihran Sivadjian (dealer/auction house; French; Armenian; Male; 1894 - 1906; active)

Also known as

Sivadjian, Mihran; Savadjian, Mihran

Biography

Antiquities dealer of Armenian origin based in Paris. He sold a selection of objects to the British Museum between 1894 and 1904, ranging from Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets to Mamluk glass . His letter-head of 1894 describes him as 'Numismate - Antiquaire' (ME Correspondence, Sivadjian q.v.) and a later letter-head states that he specialised in objects from Egypt but also Assyrian, Greek, Roman, Islamic and Persian antiquities, and is a 'Fournisseur des principaux Musees de l'Europe' (P&E Correspondence 1903, Sivadjian q.v.). Entwistle 2003 discusses his relations with the museum, especially the affair of the second Cyprus treasure in the early years of the 20th century.

Bibliography

Entwistle C. 2003, '"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth": the British Museum and the second Cyprus treasure', in ed. C. Enwiistle, Through a glass brightly. Studies in Byzantine and Medieval art and archaeology presented to David Buckton (Oxford), 226-35.