This object is an unusual combination of decorative ceramic sculpture and a utilitarian dish. Such a juxtaposition was employed in later stone sculpture, particularly for fountains.
[ Khalil Rabenou, New York, by 1938–65; sold to MMA]
Harari, Ralph, and Richard Ettinghausen. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, edited by Arthur Upham Pope. Vol. I-VI. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. ill. v. V, pl. 757B.