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Bowl with Fish Motifs

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; molded and glazed
Dimensions:
H. 5in. (12.7 cm) Diam. 1 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Horace Havemeyer, in memory of her husband, Horace Havemeyer, 1959
Accession Number:
59.60
  • Description

    Ilkhanid‑period potters in Iran imitated the range of green glazes of imported Chinese celadon wares, though they did not always succeed in duplicating their colors. This bowl is one of the more accomplished attempts. Its color, shape, and decoration of three playful fish relates closely to similar wares produced during the Song period (960–1279) in the Chinese kilns of Longquan.

  • Provenance

    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (until 1959; gifted to MMA by Mrs. Horace Havemeyer))

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