Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1938 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York in 1938 
 Undated folder sheet note. See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Dikran Garabed Kelekian 1868 - 1951
Clay: sandy, white.
Glaze: opaque, grayish cream, crazed.
Decoration: painted in overglaze enamels, on both surfaces, including a medallion underneath the bowl. Kufic inscription.
The Kufic inscription appearing in white reserve on a blue ground on the inside of the bowl is merely auspicious, without date or name. It reads:
al-'izz al-dayim wa'l-iqbal al-zayid wa'l-nasr al-ghalib wa'l-farr al-gayim wa'l-jadd al-sa'id wa'l-dawla wa'l-sa'ada wa'l-salama wa'l-karama wa';-dawla wa'l-sa'ada wa'l-salama wa'l-karama wa'l-baraka wa';-dawla wa'l-baqa li-sahibih
"Eternal glory, ever-increasing good fortune, overwhelming victory, self-subsisting aura of glory, good luck, prosperity, happiness, good health, nobility, prosperity, happiness, good health, nobility, blessing, prosperity and long life to the owner."
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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- Rights Statement
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