Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, 12th-13th century
Earthenware incised and painted with polychrome glazes
Diam: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Afghanistan, bird, earthenware, Iran, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300), WWII-era 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]


[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.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. 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, p. 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.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. p. 1527, pl. 607.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum