Plate

citation

The plate is broad and shallow with a low foot. Two animals are depicted among foliage with a geometric border around the rim. The decoration is incised and shown in green, yellow and purple-brown on a white background. The foot is unglazed, as is much of the exterior. The clay is an orange-reddish color.

Historical period(s)
10th-11th century
Medium
Glazed clay
Style
Aghkand ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.2 x 34.6 cm (3 1/4 x 13 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1927.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
Aghkand ware, forgery, Iran
Provenance

1927
Parish-Watson Company, New York 1927 [1]

From 1927
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York in 1927 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Parish-Watson Company

Description

The plate is broad and shallow with a low foot. Two animals are depicted among foliage with a geometric border around the rim. The decoration is incised and shown in green, yellow and purple-brown on a white background. The foot is unglazed, as is much of the exterior. The clay is an orange-reddish color.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum