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Bowl with Deer and Phoenix Motifs

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Iran, probably Kashan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; blue and black painted under transparent glaze (Sultanabad ware)
Dimensions:
Diam. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
This bowl is a fine example of the so-called 'Sultanabad' wares which were produced during in the Ilkhanid period. This type is characterized by a distinctive glaze, incorporating fine underdrawing in black or grey-green, often combined with cobalt and turquoise accents.
Textile Museum, Washington (until 1970; sold to MMA)
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 34, pp. 98-99, ill. p. 99 (b/w).



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