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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 13th-early 14th
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stone-paste with underglaze painted decoration
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.9 x 21.9 cm (2 5/16 x 8 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Ilkhanid, late 13th-early 14th century
    Dish, shallow, with a flaring, edged rim; bold foot.
    Clay: soft, dense, white.
    Glaze: deep cream, crazed; iridescent areas of incipent disintegration.
    Decoration: in deep-blue, turquoise green, and "aubergine," with reserve. Inscription.
  • Inscriptions

    Around the inside is a graceful but scarcely legible cursive Arabic inscription:
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Bauer-Folsom Company, New York to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bauer-Folsom Company in 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1938, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Ceramics from the World of Islam (January 16, 1974 to July 1, 1974)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Bauer-Folsom Galleries (1907-1909) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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