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Fragmentary body of vessel

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 13th century
  • Geography

    Kashan, Iran
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted with luster
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 10.9 x 15.7 x 1.8 cm (4 5/16 x 6 3/16 x 11/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A stonepaste vessel wall sherd glazed in opaque white, with red and yellow bichrome luster figural decoration on the exterior and a blue glaze in the interior.
    Figures arranged in a star-and-cross tile design.
  • Provenance

    From 1950s – 2001
    Mr. and Mrs. Laurance P. Roberts, acquired in the 1950s from Iran. [1]
    From 2001
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurance P. Roberts, Baltimore, Maryland. [2]
    [1] Acquired by donors in the 1950s during a visit to Iran.
    [2] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. and Mrs. Laurance P. Roberts
  • Origin

    Kashan, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurance P. Roberts
  • Type

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