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The profile bust of a young woman is depicted in the well of this dish. The rim features a variety of grotesque ornament, including two winged, serpent-like creatures with human heads, whose tails interlace at the top of the plate. Cornucopias full of fruit appear beneath these creatures, followed by weapons and shields, one of which bears the date 1526. At the bottom appears the head of a cherub supporting a vase of fruit.
Nicola da Urbino
Dish (Tondino) with portrait of a young woman and grotesque decoration
Museum Purchase
This is a fragment of a circlular roof eave tile or <em>wa dang</em> <em>(瓦当)</em> earthenware, with an impressed cloud pattern.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
2nd century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
A gray earthenware head from a horse sculpture; its strong muscular neck holding its narrow head high. It is vividly sculpted to show the musculature of the horse's face with flaring nostrils and an open mouth showing its tongue. It has deep set and bulging eyes, ears pointing forward and a flowing mane. It is covered in red mineral pigment. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Horse Head
25 – 220
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Iranian (Iranian)
1300 – 1499
Museum Purchase
A deep bowl with wide-mouth and small base.
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with painted petal design on exterior
14th century
Museum Purchase
This ceramic plate contains negative white designs of a cross at center surrounded by a band of floral motifs at the rim. The plate is a gray-white porcelain whit glossy glaze and wide crackle. The colors used are primarily gray and white. The object was fired upright and is slightly restored. It probably dates to the Shah Abbas Safavid period. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow plate with floral rim design on broad rim
1700 – 1899
Museum Purchase
This Qajar dish features three separate compartments and highly decorated exterior panels. Each side of the dish is decorated with a pair of young female faces that alternate with abstract deep blue designs. The interor panels lack decoration aside from the bases of each compartment which contain blue painted floral sprays. The craftmanship of the dish finds roots in the Kashan tradition of the 12th and 13th centuries, making it a testament to the continuation of traditional techniques in the region by the 19th century. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow open box with three compartments, adorned with women's faces
19th century
Museum Purchase
A nearly cylindrical, dark gray and brown earthenware pot, with somewhat larger diameter at top than bottom and small, knob-like handles on either side near the top. Decorated wtih a line of small circular indentations around the upper portion, in line with the handles. Coarse linear imprints cover the entirety of the pot.
Diné (Navajo) (Navajo (culture or style))
Navajo Gray Ware Cooking Pot
1935 – 1945
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev
An earthenware figure of a horse and rider. The horse is standing on all fours on top of a rectangular slab base. It has a trimmed mane and long flowing tail, the male rider sitting tall and wearing a long coat, trousers, a tall cap, and boots. The rider has one hand in a position to hold reins. The figure is covered in a straw-colored glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Horse and Rider
600 – 632
Gift of William Muschenheim
An earthenware figure of a tall thin woman dressed in sumptous robes that she has gathered in her left hand, her hair coiffed high upon her head.  It is covered in a white slip with traces of polychrome mineral pigment.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Court Lady
9th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
​A trapezoidal-shaped earthenware shard, unglazed, with ridged lines and impressed stamped design. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
206 BCE – 220 CE
Museum Purchase
A miniature stove with arched doorway to a square firebox and stepped rear wall.  There is a round pot on top of a burner, and it is covered in a straw-colored glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Stove and Kettle
600 – 632
Gift of the Friends of the Museum of Art and Helen B. Hall