Historical period(s)
17th century
Medium
Mother of pearl
Dimensions
H x Diam: 3.8 x 26 cm (1 1/2 x 10 1/4 in)
Geography
India, Gujarat state
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.69
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
India, lotus, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

Lustrous mother-of-pearl objects made by the artists of Gujarat were avidly sought by an international elite that included Mughal, Ottoman, and Hapsburg emperors. These iridescent plates depict lotuses, an ancient Indian symbol of purity.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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