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This dish features a three part structural division; the boss is almost flat. Around the depressed area is a band of degenerate Gothic [or pseudo-Arabic] script. On the brim are solid lustre painted zig-zags, possibly a late version of gadroons. The empty areas of this pattern are filled with dots and floral motifs. The reverse has repeated circles only.
Moorish (Moorish)
Shallow Dish
16th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
This dish features a recessed center with a central boss decorated with a rosette design. The recessed area and rim are painted with floral motifs and leaf designs arranged in concentric rings.
Moorish (Moorish)
Dish with Floral Motifs
17th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
"A Persian inscription is incised into the broad band of lustre decorating the vessel's rim. The main element in the decoration is a loosely drawn eight-pointed star from which a further series of eight- and sixteen-pointed stars are generated; beyond them are registers filled with medallions and cartouches. This structure, unusual in ceramic decor, is reminiscent of that found on metalwork vessels of this same period from Iran."<br />
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with radial design and inscribed rim
1200 – 1232
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
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