Mina'i Beaker with Seated Princes

Location: 116 Islamic
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A band of Kufic runs around the outside of the rim and another one is around the inside of the rim.


Mina’i ware takes its name from the Persian word for enamel. It was a luxurious type of pottery and used enamel painting to create true polychrome ceramic for the first time. Mina’i ware frequently combines blues, greens, and purples with sharp black and red executed with precise control. Figural scenes are quite common for these vessels and often recall book illustrations including rows of seated court members, sometimes flanking an enthroned ruler, and princely scenes of hunting or falconry.
Mina'i Beaker with Seated Princes

Mina'i Beaker with Seated Princes


Iran, Kashan, Seljuq period of Iran (1037–1194)

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