Model of a House

Persian
Seljuk
13th century


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

H: 6.6 x W: 10.5 x L: 16.7 cm (2 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.72

Medium or Technique

Earthenware, underglaze painted

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Earthenware

Model of a house and courtyard with figures of musicians and dancers acting as pillars. Row of pierced circles in ridge around courtyard, two conical forms in center. Underglaze black Kufic inscription around exterior and underglaze cobalt blue on edges. Thick transparent turquoise glaze.

Inscription

Underglaze black Kufic inscription around exterior.

Provenance

1934, gift of Ayoub Rabenou to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1934)

Credit Line

Gift of A. Rabenou