Lusterware bowl decorated with dragons

Historical period(s)
1211 or 1213
Medium
Clay with lustreware glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 10.2 x 15.4 cm (4 x 6 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1981.29
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
bird, dragon, flower, Iran, kufic script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Kevorkian Collection [1]

1968
Sale, Sotheby's, in 1968 [2]

Edwin Binney, 3rd [3]

To 1982
Ahuan (Islamic Art Services Limited), London, to 1982

From 1982
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ahuan (Islamic Art Services Limited) in 1981

Notes:

[1]According to Curatorial Note 5, E. Atil, 1981, in the object record. See also, Curatorial Note 2, E. Atil, 1982, in the object record.

[2] See Note 1.

[3] See Note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Ahuan (Islamic Art Services Limited)
Edwin Binney 3rd

Published References
  • Catalogue of Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities., June 18, 1968. lot 72, pp. 40-41.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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