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early 1600s
Overall: 8.4 x 35.6 cm (3 5/16 x 14 in.)
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This type of pottery is named after a town in the Caucasus, but most Kubachi wares were likely made in northwestern Iran.


A long-legged bird, possibly a crane, is surrounded by flowers on the inside of the bowl. The rim is encircled by a band of undulating stems and flowers in red, deep blue, turquoise-green, white, and dull green-gray. The exterior features only the crackle glaze.


early 1600s

Iran, Safavid period (1501–1722)

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