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2006af0219 jpg l

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Acquired in 1899 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Lentz, Thomas, W., Lowry, Glenn, D., Timur and the Princely Vision. Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1989. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Arthur M. Sacker Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. from April 16- July 6, 1989 and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from August 13-November 5, 1989. ISBN 0-87474-706-6. Catalogue no. 7a, p.329, illustration p. 41
collection_code
MES
credit
date_end
1362-12-31
date_start
1353-01-01
date_text
ca. 1358-1359 (made)
descriptive_line
Column capital from the tomb of Buyanquli Khan, Uzbekistan (Bukhara), ca. 1358
dimensions
Width: 34.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Islamic Middle East, room 42
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Made for the tomb of the Chaghatayid (post-Mongol) ruler Buyanquli Khan, who died in 1358-59.
id
1387
label
COLUMN AND CAPITAL Fritware with carved decoration and coloured glazes CENTRAL ASIA (from Fathabad, near Bukhara); about 1360 567-1900, 586-1899 This column, like the two carved friezes displayed nearby, formed part of the extensive decorations the tomb of Buyan Quli Khan. [Used until 11/2003] Tiles from the Tomb of Buyanquli Khan Uzbekistan, Bukhara About 1358 Carved earthenware under coloured glazes 12 Upper Section of Column and Capital From left side of doorway Museum nos. 567-1900, 586-1899 [Jameel Gallery]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:24:47.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:24:47.000Z
latitude
39.765862
location
Islamic Middle East, room 42, case WW9
longitude
64.42234
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
Earthenware, glazed
museum_number
586-1899
museum_number_token
5861899
object_number
O85336
object_type
Capital
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Earthenware capital, separated from the fragment of a cylindrical column shaft by a simple moulding. The capital has two faces set at a right angle to one another. The ceramic surfaces are covered with dense and quite small-scale, deeply and precisely carved decoration showing dense patterns of leafy scrollwork, framed by bands which are either plain or set with rows of small quatrefoils. Coloured with white, turquoise, blue and black glazes.
place
Bukhara
primary_image_id
2006AF0219
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This column once formed part of the magnificent decoration of a mausoleum. The mausoleum was built over the grave of a Mongol ruler called Buyanquli Khan. He was assassinated in 1358 and was buried at Fathabad near Bukhara (Uzbekistan). The domed mausoleum was completely covered with tilework on both the inside and the outside. This column was attached to the wall on one side of the entrance. A simple moulding separates the shaft, which is cylindrical, from the capital, which has two faces set at a right angle to one another. The decorators have covered the ceramic surfaces with dense and quite small-scale decoration. They carved the decoration deeply and precisely and then coloured it with white, turquoise, blue and black glazes. The main decoration consists of dense patterns of leafy scrollwork. These are framed by bands which are either plain or set with rows of small quatrefoils. The scrollwork on the shaft of the column is overlaid by looser networks of leafy stems, glazed in contrasting colours. On the upper section of the shaft a third level of decoration separates the scrollwork and bands.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
capital-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
glazing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1362
year_start
1353