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Bowl

Date:
15th century
Geography:
Iran or Central Asia
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; painted in blue and black under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm) Diam. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, V. Everit Macy Gift, 1932
Accession Number:
32.33
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
Although true Chinese blue-and-white porcelain was available to elite members of Timurid society, local imitations in stonepaste were popular among the wider public. Modeled after a bowl from Ming China in both decoration and shape, this thin-walled stonepaste example has a three-clawed dragon running along its exterior. Its interior is decorated with a single flower composed of seven small dots in blue and black.
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