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Previous custodian or owner
Dr. Myron Bement Smith (1897 - 1970)
Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Provenance
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]
Notes:
[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.
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
14th century
Period
Il-Khanid dynasty
Accession Number
F1973.15
Topic
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353)
Iran
Arts of the Islamic World
Myron Bement Smith collection
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Sultanabad, Iran
Medium
Stone-paste painted under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 20.7 x 20.8 cm (8 1/8 x 8 3/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Architectural Element
Ceramic