Ink pot

Inkstand, with four pen-sockets. Clay: soft, dense, white. Glaze: white, matte. Decoration: painted in over-glaze enamels. Inscription.

Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, early 13th century
Medium
Glazed clay
Dimensions
H x W: 7.7 x 10.9 cm (3 1/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1934.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ink pot

Keywords
Iran, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1934
Fahim Kouchakji, New York. [1]

From 1934
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Fahim Kouchakji, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Fahim Kouchakji

Description

Inkstand, with four pen-sockets. Clay: soft, dense, white. Glaze: white, matte. Decoration: painted in over-glaze enamels. Inscription.

Published References
  • Sekai bijutsu zenshu [A Complete Collection of World Art]. 40 vols., Tokyo, 1960-1966. vol. 22: pl. 18.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 286.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Medieval Near Eastern Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Baltimore. p. 34.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 45, pp. 102-103.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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