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Dish on tall foot
Place of Origin: Iran, Kashan
Date: approx. 1400-1500
Materials: Glazed fritware with underglaze polychrome decoration
Dimensions: H. 5 1/8 in x Diam. 8 5/8 in, H. 13 cm x Diam. 21.9 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: West Asian Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B66P45
On Display: No

Description

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This delicate footed dish is something of a mystery. Scholars specializing in Persian ceramics say they admire it but do not remember anything quite like it, and cannot place it exactly. The best guess is that it was made in central Iran in the 1400s, or perhaps somewhat later.

Laboratory examination shows that it is all one piece, not made up of parts that do not belong together.


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Exhibition History: "Ancient Middle Eastern Objects" wall case, deYoung Museum, 4/13/1988 - 4/13/1989
Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)
Label:

This delicate footed dish is something of a mystery. Scholars specializing in Persian ceramics say they admire it but do not remember anything quite like it, and cannot place it exactly. The best guess is that it was made in central Iran in the 1400s, or perhaps somewhat later.

Laboratory examination shows that it is all one piece, not made up of parts that do not belong together.


Exhibition History: "Ancient Middle Eastern Objects" wall case, deYoung Museum, 4/13/1988 - 4/13/1989
Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)