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Earthenware Bowl with Incised Design and Burnished Surface
9500 BCE
Museum purchase
This Qajar plate is intricately decorated with negative incised floral designs on concentric brown bands which encircle the center and rim. The paste is a gray-white with a glossy glaze applied.The concentric bands alternate between purple-brown and green-white. The plate is signed on the bottom exterior: Hussayn Muhammad, 1286.<br /><br /><br />
This plate is a representative example of the pottery associated with the town of Nayin in the 19th century. It is made of white paste covered with a brown slip around the inside rim. Through the slip, a floral design has been incised and a dull transparent glaze has been applied. Some other examples are more elaborately decorated with bouquets of flowers or lengthy inscriptions in the center portion of the interior.<br />
Iranian (Iranian)
1852 – 1853
Museum Purchase