Pitcher

citation

A pitcher with a dove knop on the handle. Broken and repaired. Clay: soft, white. Glaze: white tin, showing much iridescence. Decoration: Modelled in low relief, painted and gilded; in the central band in relief against a ground of pierced work (all surfaces worn). Inscription.

Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, late 12th-early 13th century
Medium
Glazed clay
Dimensions
H x W: 14.1 x 14.6 cm (5 9/16 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Pitcher

Keywords
Iran, iridescence, polo, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300)
Provenance

To 1932
Fahim Kouchakji, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Fahim Kouchakji, New York in 1932 [2]

Notes:

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

Previous Owner(s)

Fahim Kouchakji

Description

A pitcher with a dove knop on the handle. Broken and repaired. Clay: soft, white. Glaze: white tin, showing much iridescence. Decoration: Modelled in low relief, painted and gilded; in the central band in relief against a ground of pierced work (all surfaces worn). Inscription.

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

Copyright with museum