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Tile

Type
Tile
Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, early 13th century
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze and over glaze with luster
Dimension(s)
H x W: 14.3 x 12.7 cm (5 5/8 x 5 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1903.197
Label
Throughout the twelfth and thirteenth century, human and animal imagery permeated all media. Although the meaning and function of this sensitively rendered deer is unclear, it underlines the new artistic fascination with the natural world.

To 1903
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Paris, France to 1903 [1]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Paris, in 1903 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Voucher No. 1, November 1903, and Original Pottery List, L. 1236, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Dikran Garabed Kelekian (C.L. Freer source) (1868 - 1951)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Architectural Element, Ceramic
Keyword(s)
deer, Iran, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300)
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Art Project, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.