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Bowl, octagonal; bold spreading foot; broken and repaired

Label Text

Described by Freer as "important and rare," this turquoise-colored bowl was believed to be Mesopotamian, an example of so-called Raqqa ware. It is now recognized as Iranian in origin. Encouraged by the Paris-based art dealer Dikran Kelekian, Freer became an avid collector of medieval and ancient Near Eastern ceramics, eventually amassing a substantial collection. In Detroit they were prominently featured throughout the Peacock Room, most notably massed around La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine and in the eye-level shelves along the west wall.

Object Name

Bowl

Dated

1169-1233

Period

Saljuq period

Medium

Stone-paste painted under glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 14.2 x 19.1 cm

Country

Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

157

Wall

West

Title

Bowl, octagonal; bold spreading foot; broken and repaired

Object Number

F1906.40

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/F1906.40.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bowl, octagonal; bold spreading foot; broken and repaired," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1906.40, Item #3308, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3308 (accessed September 26, 2017).