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Bowl with Fish Motifs

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; molded and glazed
Dimensions:
H. 5in. (12.7 cm) Diam. 1 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Horace Havemeyer, in memory of her husband, Horace Havemeyer, 1959
Accession Number:
59.60
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
Ilkhanid-period potters in Iran imitated the range of green glazes of imported Chinese celadon wares, though they did not always succeed in duplicating their colors. This bowl is one of the more accomplished attempts. Its color, shape and decoration of three playful fish relate closely to wares produced in the kilns of Longquan, China during the Song period (960–1279).
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (until 1959; gifted to MMA by Mrs. Horace Havemeyer))
Wilkinson, Charles K. Iranian Ceramics. New York: Asia House Gallery, 1963. no. 75, pp. 9, 135, ill. pl. 75 (b/w).

Welch, Stuart Cary. The Islamic World. vol. 11. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. 54, pp. 74-75, ill. fig. 54 (color).

Yarshater, Ehsan, ed. Encyclopaedia Iranica vol. 5 (1992). p. 321, ill. pl. XXXIII (b/w).

Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. p. 111, ill. pl. 101 (color).

Rossabi, Morris, Charles Melville, James C.Y. Watt, Tomoko Masuya, Sheila S. Blair, Robert Hillenbrand, Linda Komaroff, Stefano Carboni, Sarah Bertelan, and John Hirx. The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256–1353, edited by Stefano Carboni, and Linda Komaroff. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. no. 132, pp. 200, 271, ill. fig. 238 (color).

Leidy, Denise Patry. "Longquan: A Selection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Arts of Asia 45: 2 (March–April 2015). pp. 118–128, ill. fig. 18.



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