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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 12th-early 13th
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stone-paste with underglaze and overglaze decoration and gold
  • Dimension

    H x W: 8.1 x 20.4 cm (3 3/16 x 8 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Persian, Seljuk, late 12th -early 13th century.
    Bowl: Deep semi-globular; bold basal ring. Broken and repaired.
    Clay: soft, white.
    Glaze: white tin, with evidences of incipient disintegration.
    Decoration: painted in blue, violet, red, and black over glaze with additional details in relief, gilded.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Parish-Watson Company
  • Provenance

    To 1925
    Parish-Watson Company, New York. [1]
    From 1925
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York in Feb. 1925. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1. Also, see sales receipt in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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