Bowl Depicting a Princely Couple

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451

A bearded male figure in a turban faces a woman wearing long earrings and playing the cymbals. Both figures are set against a background of arabesques and medallions. Although the heavy line that outlines the figures is characteristic of lusterware made in Rayy, Iran, the dense background on this exceptionally large bowl is unusual.

Bowl Depicting a Princely Couple, Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque white glaze

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