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Bowl

Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Geography:
Attributed to iran, Kashan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, 1968
Accession Number:
68.223.5
Not on view
Polychrome techniques of underglaze painting were a speciatlity of the Kashan workshops. The intimate way in which the figures seem to interact with each other may indicate a scene from a romance or epic. Poetry is framing the inner and the outer rim.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, New York (by 1967–68; gifted to MMA)
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