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Bowl depicting Faridun, Kava, and Zahhak in an episode from Firdawsi’s Shahnameh

late 12th–early 13th century

Stonepaste painted pigment and enamels on an opaque white glaze (Minai ware)

3 3/8 × 8 7/16 in. (8.5 × 21.5 cm)
Gift of Wilson P. Foss, Jr., Ph.B. 1913
1953.24.8
Geography: 
Made in Kashan, Iran
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Iranian/Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Seljuk period (1037–1194), Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Parish-Watson galleries (1940 exhibition catalogue); Wilson P. Foss Collection #W752 (bears label); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Both the bowl and the goblet were the gifts of Wilson P. Foss, Jr. and had earlier been in the Parish-Watson collection. In 1940, the bowl appeared in the New York exhibition of Persian Art, and in addition, it bears the label of the 1931 exhibition held in London.

Bibliography: 

Kishwar Rizvi, “Islamic Art at the Yale University Art Gallery,” Arts of Asia (March–April 2018): 98, fig. 7.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.