Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, 12th-13th century
Medium
Earthenware incised and painted with polychrome glazes
Dimensions
Diam: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in)
Geography
Afghanistan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1944.49
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

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

To 1944
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1944 [1]

From 1944
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian in 1944 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Dikran Garabed Kelekian 1868-1951

Published References
  • Ralph Pinder Wilson. Islamic Art: One Hundred Plates in Colour with an Introductory Essay on Islamic Art. London. pl. 11.
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vols. 2, 5: p. 1527, pl. 607.
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 87.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Medieval Near Eastern Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Baltimore. p. 21.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 18, pp. 48-49.
  • Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1945. Washington. p. 50, pl. 1.
  • Arthur Upham Pope, Iranian Institute of America. Masterpieces of Persian Art. New York. p. 93, pl. 57.
  • Sato Masahiko. Yakimono nyumon., shohan. Tokyo. p. 138.
  • Yakimono jiten. Tokyo. p. 306.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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