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Asian Art

Cock-Headed Ewer

13th century

Stonepaste with applied decoration and white slip painted in blue under clear glaze

10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Gift of Wilson P. Foss, Jr., Ph.B. 1913
1953.24.4
Geography: 
Iran
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Seljuk period (1037–1194), Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Parish Watson Collection No. 45 Fig. 90 (certainly between 1922 and 1940); Foss Collection #W460 (bears label); Wilson P. Foss Jr (1890–1957).; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1953

Bibliography: 

Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), 161–62.

Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl, The Parish-Watson Collection of Mohammedan Potteries (New York: E. Weyhe, Inc., 1922), 238, no. 45, fig. 90.

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