Earthenware; incised decoration through a white slip and color glazes under a transparent glaze (Amul ware)
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Diam. 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm)
Gift of Joan L. Simon, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Virginia L. Kahn, Dr. Marjorie G. Lewisohn, 1954
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
Amul ware is named after a town in northern Iran where early collectors obtained several examples of this type of ceramic, but the actual production site is unknown. These wares are coated with a thick creamy slip that is incised to reveal the reddish body beneath, highlighted with green pigments, and then covered in a transparent glaze.
Sam A. Lewisohn, New York (by 1938–d. 1951); his estate, New York (1951–54; gifted to MMA)
Harari, Ralph, and Richard Ettinghausen. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, edited by Arthur Upham Pope. Vol. I-VI. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. vol. I, pp. 1537-1541, ill. vol. V, pl. 623.
Ackerman, Phyllis. "The Iranian Institute, New York." In Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art. 2nd. ed. New York: The Iranian Institute, 1940. no. Gallery VII; case 17C, p. 159.