Share:

Bowl

Label Text

Freer purchased this late seventeenth-century Iranian bowl from the Paris-based dealer Dikran Kelekian in 1903, likely as part of a group acquisition of similar ceramic objects. Freer called this piece a "beautiful specimen," and thought it related closely in design to some of his other purchases from that dealer. Perhaps because of this, when Freer displayed the vessel in the Peacock Room in Detroit, he placed it in close proximity to those similar items, on a corner shelf adjacent to the main doorway.

Object Name

Bowl

Dated

2nd half of the 17th century

Period

Safavid period

Medium

Stone-paste painted with lustre

Dimensions

HxW: 9.3 x 18.4 cm

Country

Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

2

Wall

North

Title

Bowl

Object Number

F1903.7

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/F1903.7.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bowl," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.7, Item #3073, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3073 (accessed November 18, 2017).