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Bowl with Deer and Phoenix Motifs

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Attributed to 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)
Museum für Islamische Kunst, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. "The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the M.M.A.," June 15, 1981–August 8, 1981, no. 34.

"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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