Plate

The plate is broad and shallow with a low foot. Two animals are depicted among foliage with a geometric border around the rim. The decoration is incised and shown in green, yellow and purple-brown on a white background. The foot is unglazed, as is much of the exterior. The clay is an orange-reddish color.

Historical period(s)
10th-11th century
Medium
Glazed clay
Style
Aghkand ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.2 x 34.6 cm (3 1/4 x 13 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1927.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
Aghkand ware, forgery, Iran
Provenance

1927
Parish-Watson Company, New York 1927 [1]

From 1927
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York in 1927 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Parish-Watson Company

Description

The plate is broad and shallow with a low foot. Two animals are depicted among foliage with a geometric border around the rim. The decoration is incised and shown in green, yellow and purple-brown on a white background. The foot is unglazed, as is much of the exterior. The clay is an orange-reddish color.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 66.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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