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At A Glance

  • Period

    17th century
  • Geography

    Probably Nishapur or Masshad, Iran
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 6.7 x 35 cm (2 5/8 x 13 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    The vessel has low curving sides and a broad low foot ring. Blue and white decoration cover the surface. Within the central circular area of the inside surface is a decoration of birds and floral elements. Surrounding this area is a wide annular band that extends to the rim and contains twelve panels with the same floral decoration. The exterior is simply decorated with blue lines, ten of which radiate out from two blue lines that circle the foot ring. Another blue line circles just below the rim. The glaze has a distinct crackle.
  • 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

    Probably Nishapur or Masshad, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
  • Type

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