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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    Late 12th-early 13th
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stone-paste body painted over glaze with enamel (mina'i)
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 8.8 x 23 cm (3 7/16 x 9 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: sandy, white.
    Glaze: opaque, cream-colored, crazed; lustreless blue glaze on the base.
    Decoration: painted in overglaze enamels and gold. Inscription.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dikran Garabed Kelekian (1868-1951)
  • Provenance

    To 1938
    Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1938 [1]
    From 1938
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York in 1938 [2]
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses
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