Beehive cover

Historical period(s)
1892-1893 (A.H. 1310)
Glazed earthenware
Diam x D: 22.5 × 1 cm (8 7/8 × 3/8 in)
Iran, Shahbaster
Credit Line
Estate of Mary Shepherd Slusser
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Container


beekeeping, deer, earthenware, Iran

From 1964 to 1992
Dorothy Shepherd Payer (1916-1992), acquired as gift in Iran in 1964 [1]

Estate of Dorothy Shepherd Payer

From 1992
Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser (1918-2017), Washington, DC, inherited from the estate of her sister, Dorothy Shepherd Payer in 1992

From 2017 to 2018
Estate of Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser, Accokeek, Maryland

From 2018
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Estate of Mary Shepherd Slusser, Accokeek, Maryland [2]


[1] See the Acquisition Justification Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See the Deed of Gift, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Estate of Mary Shepherd Slusser
Estate of Dorothy Shepherd Payer
Dorothy Shepherd Payer 1916-1992
Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser American, 1918-2017

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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