Bowl

Samarkand.

Bowl: deep, with slightly flaring sides; bold basal ring. Cracked and repaired.
Clay: soft, pinkish.
Glaze: greenish-white, crackled.
Decoration: painted in black over glaze. Inscription in the form of a border design.

Historical period(s)
12th century or later
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.3 x 17.2 cm (3 1/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran?
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1925.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
earthenware, figure, Iran
Provenance

To 1925
Parish-Watson Company, New York, New York. [1]

From 1925
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York, New York in February 1925. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also, see sales receipt in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Parish-Watson Company

Description

Samarkand.

Bowl: deep, with slightly flaring sides; bold basal ring. Cracked and repaired.
Clay: soft, pinkish.
Glaze: greenish-white, crackled.
Decoration: painted in black over glaze. Inscription in the form of a border design.

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 2: p. 1624, fig. 564.
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. vol. I: p. 311, pl. 98.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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