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Bowl with calligraphic inscriptions and floral designs

Accession Number
1957/1.57

Title
Bowl with calligraphic inscriptions and floral designs

Artist(s)
Iranian

Artist Nationality
Iranian

Object Creation Date
13th century

Medium & Support
fritware with underglaze painting; heavily calcinated

Dimensions
3 15/16 in. x 8 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. ( 10 cm x 22.3 cm x 22.3 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase

Subject matter
This Kashan style bowl from the Seljuk period in Iran features eight brown interior bands. The cobalt blue bands have white inscriptions in Naskhi-style calligraphy radiating from the center to the lip of the bowl. The exterior contains delicate floral stalk decorations. The presence of excrescences on the interior may determine that this bowl was used for waste.
 

Physical Description
This Kashan style bowl from the Seljuk period in Iran features eight brown interior bands. The cobalt blue bands have white inscriptions in Naskhi-style calligraphy radiating from the center to the lip of the bowl. The exterior contains delicate floral stalk decorations. The presence of excrescences on the interior may determine that this bowl was used for waste.
 

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Il-Khanid pottery styles
Iranian Islamic pottery styles after the Mongols
Islamic
Islamic (culture or style)
Kashan
Seljuk pottery styles
bowl
ceramic products
floral patterns
naskhī

3 Related Resources

Arts from Persia and Iran
(Part of: Ancient and Classical Civilizations)
Visual Cultures of Islam - Ceramics
(Part of: Visual Cultures of Islam )
Cobalt & Blue
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)

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