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Provenance

Said to have been found in a village near Shiraz, Iran [see note 1]. By 1938, Ayoub Rabenou, New York. By 1944, Edward Jackson Holmes (b. 1873 – d. 1950), Topsfield, MA; 1944, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1944) NOTES: [1] Pope, Arthur Upham. Survey of Persian Art. London, New York: Oxford University Press (1938), p. 1630.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Persian, Seljuk or Ilkhanid, 13th century

Object Place

Probably Kashan, Iran

Dimensions

H: 69 cm (27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.829

Medium or Technique

Composite body (quartz, clay, and glass frit), molded, with opaque blue glaze

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics