Dish

citation

Clay: soft, buff-white, stained on base. Glaze: opaque cream white, partly crackled and stained. Decoration: a band of Kufic writing from rim to rim in brown slip except for three letters in red. One brown letter at top and bottom. Broken and repaired.

Historical period(s)
Samanid period, 10th century
Medium
Earthenware painted over glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 42.7 cm (1 15/16 x 16 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1954.16
On View Location
Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
earthenware, Iran, kufic script, Samanid period (819 - 1005), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Heeramaneck Galleries

Description

Clay: soft, buff-white, stained on base. Glaze: opaque cream white, partly crackled and stained. Decoration: a band of Kufic writing from rim to rim in brown slip except for three letters in red. One brown letter at top and bottom. Broken and repaired.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 7, p. 26-27.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Medieval Near Eastern Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Baltimore. p. 15.
  • Yousif Mahmud Ghulam. The Art of Arabic Calligraphy., 2nd edition, revised and updated by the author. Lafayette, CA. pp. 293-294.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 263.
  • Stewart Desmond in association with the editors of Time-Life Books. Early Islam. Great Ages of Man New York. p. 113.
  • Lisa Volvov. Plaited Kufic on Samanid Epigraphic Pottery. vol. 6 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp. 107-133, fig. 8.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. The Emperor's Choice., reprint. New York. pl. 34, fig. 17.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum