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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Stone-paste painted with glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 12.4 x 20 x 20 cm (4 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Large, dark blue glazed stonepaste bowl, with the lower body rising up steeply to a slight carination. The sides are almost vertical and the rim flares outward. The edge of the rim is punctuated by 5 pointed projections, below which a crosshatched ridge of clay descends down the exterior. Small clay florets are attached to the upper sides in between the clay ridges on the exterior. Glazed inside and out, with the glaze descending down to the lower body, leaving the lower body and high ring foot unglazed.
  • Provenance

    Between 1962-1966 to 1997
    Osborne (1914-2004) and Gratia Hauge (1907-2000), acquired in Iran [1]
    From 1997
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge [2]
    [1] Acquired while Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Tehran, Iran, between 1962 and 1966. See Louise A. Cort; Massumeh Farhad; and Ann Clyburn Gunter, “Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts” (Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2000), p. 11.
    The Hauge family began collecting Asian paintings, sculpture, and ceramics in the late 1940s and amassed a large collection in the post-World War II years.
    [2] See Arthur M. Sackler Gallery “Acquisition Consideration Form,” approved on December 19, 1997, copy in object file. See also signed “Deed of Gift to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution,” dated December 26, 1997, copy in object file.
    Research updated May 18, 2023
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts (October 29, 2000 to April 22, 2001)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge ((1914-2004) and (1907-2000))
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
  • Type

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