Aug 6, 2012
Aug 6, 2012

Luster Dish with Seated Prince

Luster Dish with Seated Prince

1170–1220

Fritware with luster-painted design

Overall: 7.5 x 39 cm (2 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1951.289

Location

Exhibition

Art of the Islamic World (Islamic art rotation)

Did you know?

Around the dish's edge is a frieze of birds against an arabesque field.

Description

Along with Basra in Iraq and Fustat (Old Cairo) in Egypt, Kashan served as a hub of Islamic ceramic production in northern Iran. This dish was likely produced in one of its workshops and is admired for its rare blue glaze design on a luster ground. Rulers and other court officials are commonly depicted on lusterware of this period.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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