On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

This striking turquoise‑and‑black bowl belongs to a group of ceramics known as Kubachi ware. Named for a village in the Caucasus where this pottery was discovered in quantity, Kubatchi wares may have been produced elsewhere in northwestern Iran. This bowl— painted in black under a pale turquoise glaze, with an incised pattern of spirals and floral elements—is among the earliest examples. The bowl displays an inscription of wishes for good fortune.

Dish, Stonepaste; painted in black under a turquoise glaze, incised (Kubachi ware)

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