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'Ueberlauf' on rim running design, in center a blossom; paste: buff, fine, medium-hard; glaze: glossy, fine crackle top glaze, over cream slip on interior and exterior except bottom part. Fired upside down (tripod on interior) and upright. Colors are green, yellow, aubergine, green-white. Slightly restored.
Iranian (Iranian)
Plate with tri-colored glaze
10th century
Museum Purchase
"In these vessels pigments were applied within the lines of a pattern incised into the slip, and then the interior was covered with a colorless glaze and the exterior with a yellow-brown one." (pg. 38)
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware
13th century
Museum Purchase
This <em>Kashan</em> style bowl has flaring walls and is made with opaque turquoise glaze, yellow-brown lustre painting and blue overglaze painting. The bowl contains Kufic inscription in cobalt which encircle the interior, with white inscriptions around the rim and center. A bird motif decorates the interior base.  On the outside, we find white Kufic inscriptions under a blue cobalt line encircling the upper part of the bowl.<br />
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with inscriptions in Kufic and another script
1200 – 1232
Museum purchase
The unglazed ewer consists of two parts: a bulbous body with narrow, well-defined foot ring and short columnar neck; and a spout joined in the form of an anmial's head. A handle extends from the base of the head to the shoulder of the body. Around the upper part of the body runs an Arabic verse in Naskhi script. The moulded relief inscription is set against a background of floral scrolls. The meter is Tawil: (translated) Behold, poverty hopes for wealth, while wealth fears poverty." The verse appears in the 'Iqd al-Farid, compiled by Ibn 'Abd Rabbihi, who attributes it to 'Ali. The column above the body narrows to form a shoulder, on which the head has been set. The head is a cone, the narrow end of which serves as the animal's nose and has a small hole for pouring out the contents of the ewer. Over the base of the cone jut two pointed ears. Two loops are fastened below them to the shoulder of the neck. Small discs, serving as eyes, have been applied in the front of the ears. The hole for insertion of the liq
Iranian (Iranian)
Squat bottle with everted rim
17th century
Museum Purchase