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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 16th-early 17th century
  • Geography

    Possibly Tabriz, Iran
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted under and over clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 4.5 x 20.7 cm (1 3/4 x 8 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Small polychrome ceramic plate with a shallow body, wide-lipped rim and low raised foot ring. The pinkish red ware is decorated on the front with blue, green, yellow/tan, and brick red floral designs on a white (slip) background; the back is plain white with dark green lines encircling the rim and foot. The plate has a clear overglaze except on the foot, which is covered with a dark brown crusty layer. There is also a drilled hole in the foot with metal wire twisted through it.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Sky Blue: Color in Ceramics of the Islamic World (Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Sunday, April 02, 2017)
  • Origin

    Possibly Tabriz, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
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