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Polychrome Bowl with Cloud Decoration

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
W. 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm) H. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1941
Accession Number:
41.165.46
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 462
Like so many ceramics produced in Iran during the Safavid period, the style and ornament of this dish shows an attempt to emulate the highly-regarded Chinese porcelain. The shape of this bowl and the scrolling cloud bands on its body illustrate the Chinese influences in this piece. However the use of mossy green instead of the typical blue, is an element of Persian innovation.
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (by 1931–41; gifted to MMA)
Wilson, Arnold T. "7th January to 28th February, 1931." In Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Persian Art. 3rd. ed. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1931. no. 212F, p. 139.

Yarshater, Ehsan, ed. Encyclopaedia Iranica vol. 5 (1992). p. 323, ill. pl. XXXVIII.



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