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Bowl

Label Text

Some of the distinctive characteristics of this seventeenth century Iranian bowl include its red luster paint with metallic reflections, a "piercing" on one foot, and a slightly cracked rim. The imperfection, a sign of the vessel's antiquity, may have been part of its appeal to Freer, who considered it "rare and important." He purchased this stone-paste bowl from Dikran Kelekian as part of a group acquisition in 1903. In 1908, he displayed it in the Peacock Room with a grouping of similar bowls, on a corner shelf adjacent to the main doorway.

Object Name

Bowl

Dated

17th century

Period

Safavid period

Medium

Stone-paste painted in lustre over glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 9.5 x 18.5 cm

Country

Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

3

Wall

North

Title

Bowl

Object Number

F1903.225

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/F1903.225.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Bowl," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.225, Item #3074, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3074 (accessed November 18, 2017).