Historical period(s)
12th-13th century
Medium
Bronze, inlaid with silver and black organic material
Dimensions
H x W x D: 18 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm (7 1/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 in)
Geography
Iran or Afghanistan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.57
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Ladle

Keywords
Afghanistan, casting, chasing, inlay, Iran, rabbit, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1985
Ahuan (Islamic Art Services Limited), London, to 1985

From 1985
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ahuan) in 1985 [1]

Notes:

[1] The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection (see Curatorial Note 5, Elizabeth F. Duley, December 17, 1992, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Ahuan (Islamic Art Services Limited)

Published References
  • Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens: Ibn Sayyar al-Warrag's Tenth-Century Baghdadi Cookbook. Islamic History and Civilization, vol. 70 Leiden and Boston. pl. 20.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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