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Bowl

Label Text

Shortly after the turn of the twentieth century, Freer began to purchase Near Eastern pottery to complement his already substantial holdings of East Asian ceramics. In 1908 he would travel to Egypt, Palestine, and Syria to seek examples directly from local dealers. Excavations had brought sizable quantities of these wares to the European art market. The Paris-based dealer Dikran Kelekian was an early purveyor of examples of pieces like this bowl, which Freer acquired from him in 1903. In his inventory notes, Freer described it as an "interesting specimen for students" of Persian pottery. In the Peacock Room in Detroit, he displayed it on a corner shelf adjacent to the main doorway, grouped with two similar examples that he had purchased in the same year.

Object Name

Bowl

Dated

17th-18th century

Medium

Stone-paste painted over glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 8.1 x 14.1 cm

Country

Probably Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

1

Wall

North

Title

Bowl

Object Number

F1903.195

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1903.195.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bowl," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.195, Item #3072, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3072 (accessed November 24, 2017).