Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, ca. 1350
Glass with enamel and gilt
H x W x D: 49.7 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm (19 9/16 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in)
Egypt, Probably Cairo
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Glass, Vessel


Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE), Syria

By at least 1933-to at least 1934
H. Kevorkian, New York, method of acquisition unknown [1]

From 1934
The Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from H. Kevorkian [2]


[1] Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962) was a dealer and collector of Islamic and Persian works with eponymous galleries in New York and Paris. See also note 2.

[2] See copies of H. Kevorkian invoices to Freer Gallery of Art, May 19, 1934, and marked approved on April 20, 1934 in the object file. Payment was made over two installments, the first of which was recorded as being sent October 28, 1933; this indicates the vase was in Kevorkian’s possession from at least October 1933.

Research updated November 21, 2022

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 121, fig. 82.
  • Avinoam Shalem. What a Small World’: Interpreting Works of Art in the Age of Global Art History. no. 13 Los Angeles, February 2021. p. 131, fig. 6.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 74, p. 138.
  • Marilyn Stokstad. Art: A Brief History., 2nd rev. ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. p. 201, fig. 8-15.
  • Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila Blair. And Diverse are their Hues. p. 231, fig. 152.
  • Laurie Schneider Adams. Exploring the Humanities: Creativity and Culture in the West. Teaching and Learning, Classroom ed. 2 vols., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. p. 232, fig. 9.28.
  • et al. The Heritage of World Civilization. combined volume, , 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. p. 266.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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