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Turquoise Bowl with Carved Rim

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
12th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; monochrome glazed
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam. of rim: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) H. of base: 1/4 (0.6 cm) Diam. of base: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, by exchange, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
The appeal of this simple vessel, without any painted ornament, lies in its elegant carved rim. This detail exemplifies the strong impact of Sung porcelain from China that was appreciated and traded in this period.
[ Mahboubian Gallery of Ancient Art, New York, until 1974; sold to MMA]
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