Plate

citation

Plate: small, with bowl-like concavity and spreading rim; low foot. Cracked and repaired.
Clay: soft, white.
Glaze: glassy greenish white; partially disintegrated areas with a mother-of-pearl iridescence.
Decoration: painted in blue, black and aubergine under glaze with areas of greenish-white reserve.

Historical period(s)
early 13th century
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 4.1 x 15.2 cm (1 5/8 x 6 in)
Geography
Syria
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1925.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
iridescence, Syria
Provenance

To 1925
Parish-Watson Company, New York. [1]

From 1925
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York in Feb. 1925. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also, see sales receipt in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Parish-Watson Company

Description

Plate: small, with bowl-like concavity and spreading rim; low foot. Cracked and repaired.
Clay: soft, white.
Glaze: glassy greenish white; partially disintegrated areas with a mother-of-pearl iridescence.
Decoration: painted in blue, black and aubergine under glaze with areas of greenish-white reserve.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 30, p. 75.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum