- Historical period(s)
- Saljuq period, early 13th century
- Stone-paste painted under glaze and over glaze with luster
- 14.3 x 12.7 cm
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- 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.
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York, NY, to 1903 
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Paris, in 1903 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 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.
 See note 1.
 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.
- Previous Owners
- Dikran G. Kelekian
- On View Location
- Freer, Gallery 03: Arts of the Islamic World
- Collection(s) Area
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum