Bowl with Central Pentagon Motifs, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

Bowl with Central Pentagon Motifs

Object Name:
14th century
Made in Syria
Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
Diam. 9 1/4 in. (23.8 cm)
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Friends of the Department of Islamic Art Fund, 1971
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
The Mongol invasions of the mid-thirteenth century put an end to ceramic production at Raqqa. Damascus emerged as an important center in the fourteenth century, and its potteries began to adopt the contemporary styles of Iran. The palette, details, and design of this bowl recall the Ilkhanid "panel style" associated with so‑called Sultanabad ware.
[ Mousa Settareh Shenasi, until 1971; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks," November 21, 1981–January 10, 1982, suppl. #35.

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Pottery: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. 40, no. 4 (Spring 1983). no. 33, p. 31, ill. pl. 33 (b/w).