Vase

Vase: large, ovoidal, with a high, tubular neck. Broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, dense, buff.
Glaze: thick cobalt blue with traces of gilding.
Decoration: in bold relief, with details outlined in red pigment, over glaze.

Historical period(s)
Saljuq period or later, 13th century or later
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 65.4 x 40.7 cm (25 3/4 x 16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1928.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Vase

Keywords
animal, bird, crane, fish, forgery, fox, Iran, man, music, peacock, plant, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300)
Provenance

1928
Parish-Watson Company, New York 1928 [1]

From 1928
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York in 1928 [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

Vase: large, ovoidal, with a high, tubular neck. Broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, dense, buff.
Glaze: thick cobalt blue with traces of gilding.
Decoration: in bold relief, with details outlined in red pigment, over glaze.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 79.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 25, pp. 62-63.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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