Parish-Watson Company, New York 1927 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Parish-Watson Company, New York in 1927 
 Object file, undated folder sheet note. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
This eight-lobed bowl harmoniously combines figural, abstract, and calligraphic designs and is typical of some of the finest medieval Persian ceramics. The bowl is decorated with enamel paint, and a princely figure on a large and powerful elephant dominates the center. A band of kufic inscription offering blessings and good wishes surrounds him. The exterior inscription celebrates the qualities of a certain Abu Nasr Kirmanshah, the patron of this finely decorated bowl.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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- Rights Statement
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