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Bowl with Radiating Panel Design

Object Name:
14th century
Made in Iran, probably Kashan
Stonepaste; underglaze painted
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm) Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Grinnell Collection, Bequest of William Milne Grinnell, 1920
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
Panel-style bowls, so called because of the wedge-shaped panels that make up their interior decoration, were typically produced in Kashan, one of the primary ceramic centers in Iran during the fourteenth century. Modeled after Chinese celadon bowls in form, this influence is also present in the highly abstracted lotus petals on this bowl’s exterior.
William Milne Grinnell, New York (until d. 1920; bequeathed to MMA)
Joseph Breck. "The William Milne Grinell Bequest." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., vol. XV (1920). pp. 273-275.

Watson, Oliver. "Kuweit National Museum - The Al-Sabah Collection." In Ceramics from Islamic Lands. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004. no. Q.18, pp. 388-89, ill., A very similar bowl to 20.120.204 is in the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait (LNS 173 C).

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