Bowl

A work made of fritware, underglaze-painted decoration.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of fritware, underglaze-painted decoration.

Date:

Ilkhanid Dynasty (1256–1353) , late 13th/early 14th century

Artist:

Iran
probably Kashan

About this artwork

Sultanabad wares were known for their distinct style of decoration, namely the loose unconnected foliage used as a background for a central figure rather than a landscape. While this vessel is typical of Sultanabad wares, it also hints at Chinese influences introduced under the Mongols. The lotus flower, a popular symbol in China associated with purity, appears here just above the back of the central animal figure. The lotus was frequently represented in Islamic contexts, though most likely without the rich associations held by Chinese cultures.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 50

Artist

Islamic

Title

Bowl

Origin

Sultanabad

Date

1260–1400

Medium

Fritware, underglaze-painted decoration

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1939.211

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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