Plate

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.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 17th century
Medium
Stone-paste painted with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 6.7 x 35 cm (2 5/8 x 13 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Probably Nishapur or Masshad
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.62
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
flower, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
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.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 138-143.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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