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Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms

1300–1350
Overall: 7 x 32.6 cm (2 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)
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Location: 116 Islamic

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Fritware is made of ground quartz, glass frit (partially fused glass), and a small proportion of fine white clay to approximate the light color and weight of Chinese porcelain.

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The design of a flying phoenix on the rim was frequently represented on vessels and tilework of this period. The motif was derived from China, most likely transmitted on prestigious silk textiles.
Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms

Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms

1300–1350

Iran, probably Sultanabad, Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)

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