Plate

The plate stands on a low broad foot and has sides which curve steeply up before they turn out to form a wide, slightly convex rim with a scalloped edge. A floral decoration occupies the center of the plate and is circled by a calligraphic design and a diamond-and-dot pattern on the rim. The decoration is blue and black on a white background. The glaze has a deep stained crackle. On the outer surface, between the foot ring and the rim, there is a pseudo-calligraphic design enclosed by double lines.

Historical period(s)
Timurid period, 1450-1500
Medium
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 6 x 33 cm (2 3/8 x 13 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.67
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Plate

Keywords
flower, Iran, Timurid period (1378 - 1506), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

The plate stands on a low broad foot and has sides which curve steeply up before they turn out to form a wide, slightly convex rim with a scalloped edge. A floral decoration occupies the center of the plate and is circled by a calligraphic design and a diamond-and-dot pattern on the rim. The decoration is blue and black on a white background. The glaze has a deep stained crackle. On the outer surface, between the foot ring and the rim, there is a pseudo-calligraphic design enclosed by double lines.

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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