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At A Glance

  • Period

    17th century
  • Geography

    Possibly Tabriz, Iran
  • Material

    Stone-paste painted with black pigment under turquoise (copper-tinted) glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 6.1 x 35.1 x 35.1 cm (2 3/8 x 13 13/16 x 13 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A ceramic dish. Off-white stonepaste body with black decoration painted under dark turquoise/blue glaze. Dish is shallow with broad, flat rim. Foot ring is wide and shallow. The center of the plate contains a stylized chrysanthemum flower and then is divided into twelve panels, like pieces of a pie. A wavy line borders this "pie". The rim contains floral and scroll-like patterns. The bottom of the dish is decorated with one line near the rim and one near the foot ring. The unglazed foot ring has four holes for hanging. The glaze has crackled and there are a few chips, cracks and gauges out of the dish.
  • Provenance

    To 1998
    Adrienne Minassian, New York, to 1998
    From 1998
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, bequeathed by Adrienne Minassian in 1998
  • 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)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Adrienne Minassian (1913-1994)
    Estate of Adrienne Minassian
  • Origin

    Possibly Tabriz, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
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