Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, 14th century
Stone-paste painted under clear glaze
H x W: 20.7 x 20.8 cm (8 1/8 x 8 3/16 in)
Iran, Sultanabad
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Architectural Element, Ceramic


Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Myron Bement Smith collection

From 1930s to 1970
Dr. Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970), New York[1]

1970 – 71
Mrs. Myron Bement Smith, Washington DC [2]

From 1971
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith [3]


[1] Curatorial remark 2 in the object record. Dr. Smith was an archaeologist, specializing in ancient Islamic architecture. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were known to be in Isfahan in 1936. See A.T. Olmstead's "A Year of Research in the Near East" (Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, no. 69, Feb. 1938, pg. 23).

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Permanent Collection approved on December 3, 1973.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Dr. Myron Bement Smith 1897-1970

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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