Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, 14th century
Medium
Stone-paste painted under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 20.7 x 20.8 cm (8 1/8 x 8 3/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Sultanabad
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Collection
Myron Bement Smith collection
Accession Number
F1973.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Architectural Element, Ceramic
Type

Tile

Keywords
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Myron Bement Smith collection, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1930s to 1970
Dr. Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970), New York. [1]

1970 – 71
Mrs. Myron Bement Smith, Washington D.C. [2]

From 1971
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith. [3]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial remark 2 in the object record. Dr. Smith was an archaeologist, specializing in ancient Islamic architecture. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were known to be in Isfahan in 1936. See A.T. Olmstead's "A Year of Research in the Near East" (Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, no. 69, Feb. 1938, pg. 23).

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Permanent Collection approved on December 3, 1973.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Dr. Myron Bement Smith 1897 - 1970

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

Copyright with museum

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