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Dish with a Horseman and Trained Cheetah

Object Name:
Dish
Date:
20th century; or 12th–13th century, with alterations first half 20th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Earthenware; slipped and carved under transparent colorless-brown glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.70.1
Not on view
This bowl, untested, displays iconographic eccentricities such as the horseman’s facial features, foliated beard, curls, and hat that suggest it may belong to the modern group. Modern works tend to bear extravagant figural and mythological depictions unknown on medieval pieces and grounded in the twentieth century. Plain medieval pieces were sometimes recut with new designs with more market appeal, reglazed, and refired.
[ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, until 1915; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Transformed: Medieval Syrian and Iranian Art in the Early 20th cent.," February 10, 2016–July 17, 2016, no catalogue.

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