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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Earthenware incised and painted with polychrome glazes
  • Dimension

    Diam: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl: deep with a narrow, flat rim; low ring foot. Body: fine-grained, fairly hard, reddish buff earthenware. Glaze: transparent. Decoration: engraved in white slip, with local areas colored green, yellow, and brown (aubergine) under the covering glaze.
  • Provenance

    To 1944
    Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1944 [1]
    From 1944
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian in 1944 [2]
    [1] See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Ceramics from the World of Islam (January 16, 1974 to July 1, 1974)
    Persian Art (January 1, 1963 to September 3, 1963)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, Pottery, Metalwork, and Glass (April 12, 1955 to November 21, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Arts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Exhibition of Persian Art (April 15 to May 15, 1940)
    Exhibition of Persian Art (April to May 1940)
    Exhibition of Islamic Art (February 24 to March 22, 1937)
    Untitled Exhibition, Persian Manuscripts (May 5, 1933 to September 22, 1947)
    International Exhibition of Persian Art, Pennsylvania Museum, 1926 (October to December 1926)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dikran Garabed Kelekian (1868-1951)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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