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Plate with Phoenixes

Object Name:
first half 14th century
Attributed to Iran, Sultanabad
Stonepaste; painted under transparent glaze
H. 2 7/16 in.(6.2 cm), Diam. 7 1/4in. (18.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, by exchange, 1974
Accession Number:
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.
[ Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York, until 1974; sold to MMA]
Jones, Julie, and Susan Mullin Vogel. Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1965–75).

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