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Bowl on a Base of Three Molded Lions

Object Name:
Footed bowl
12th–13th century
Made in Iran
Stonepaste; molded in sections, monochrome glazed
H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm) Diam. of rim: 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Louis V. Bell Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
This object is an unusual combination of decorative ceramic sculpture and a utilitarian dish. Such a juxtaposition was employed in later stone sculpture, particularly for fountains.
[ Khalil Rabenou, New York, by 1938–65; sold to MMA]
Harari, Ralph, and Richard Ettinghausen. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, edited by Arthur Upham Pope. Vol. I-VI. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. ill. v. V, pl. 757B.

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