Dish depicting a Wedding Procession

Object Name: Dish

Date: first quarter 13th century

Geography: Attributed to Iran, Kashan

Medium: Stonepaste; molded, luster-painted on opaque white glaze

Dimensions: 1 7/8 x 16 1/8 in. (4.7 x 41 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Gift of Beatrice Kelekian, in memory of her husband, Charles D. Kelekian, 1983

Accession Number: 1983.247


This large fluted dish is a fine example of the Kashan style of luster pottery of the late twelfth century onward, in which figures are drawn in reserve on a luster ground. Here, forty‑four figures are clustered around the central veiled woman, probably a bride, seated in a litter.