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Lobed, footed dish
Place of Origin: Iran
Date: approx. 1150-1250
Materials: Glazed fritware
Dimensions: H. 2 1/4 in x Diam. 6 1/2 in, H. 5.7 cm x Diam. 16.5 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: West Asian Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B60P1890
On Display: No

Description

Label: The form of this small footed dish with petal shapes along the rim is a rarity for Persian ceramics and it may be a direct imitation of imported Chinese wares known in Persia by the twelfth century. Two other aspects of the dish are hallmarks of Persian ceramics, however: the turquoise glaze and the incised decoration, which imitates kuficstyle Arabic inscriptions but does not actually say anything.

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Exhibition History: Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)
Label: The form of this small footed dish with petal shapes along the rim is a rarity for Persian ceramics and it may be a direct imitation of imported Chinese wares known in Persia by the twelfth century. Two other aspects of the dish are hallmarks of Persian ceramics, however: the turquoise glaze and the incised decoration, which imitates kuficstyle Arabic inscriptions but does not actually say anything.
Exhibition History: Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)