Artist: Ali ibn Yusuf (early 13th century)
Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, early 13th century
Stone-paste painted under glaze and over glaze with enamel
H x W: 8.7 x 20.6 cm (3 7/16 x 8 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Iran, kufic script, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300), WWII-era provenance

To 1937
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York, to 1937 [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York in 1937 [2]


[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Dikran Garabed Kelekian 1868 - 1951

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book III: Exhibition of December 5, 1938. Washington. .
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 280.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Grace Dunham Guest. The Iconography of a Kashan Luster Plate. vol. 4 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp. 25-64, pl. 21, fig. 69.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Two Signed Min'i Bowls. vol. 5, no. 1, June 1937. pp. 29-32.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Medieval Near Eastern Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Baltimore. p. 35.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 35, p. 82-83.
  • , Eva Baer, David Nicolle, Barbara Schmitz, Oliver Watson. The Art of the Saljuqs in Iran and Anatolia. Costa Mesa, CA. p. 171.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. pp. 579-641.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. pp. 1563-1564.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum