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Boat-Shaped Bowl

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
late 11th–12th century, with additions first half 20th century
Geography:
Made in Iran
Medium:
Stonepaste; transparent colorless glaze
Dimensions:
11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (29.8 x 19.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.160.5
Not on view
A creative restorer conceived the shape of this, as demonstrated by the seam down its center. The fragments used are all medieval except for the rim’s two pointed ends, modeled in plaster. Seemingly odd, the choice of shape was inspired by the persistence of the boat form in Iranian artifacts.
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (until 1929; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Transformed: Medieval Syrian and Iranian Art in the Early 20th cent.," February 10, 2016–July 17, 2016, no catalogue.

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