Shallow plate with floral rim design on broad rim

Accession Number

Shallow plate with floral rim design on broad rim


Artist Nationality

Object Creation Date
18th century - 19th century

Medium & Support
earthenware with glaze

1 3/16 in. x 5 11/16 in. x 5 11/16 in. ( 3 cm x 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
The object bears a pseudo-Chinese mark on the base. It would seem that this ware is an indigenous Persian type which maintains the longstanding aspiration to Chinese standards of execution. 

Physical Description
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. 

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Collection Area

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Safavid (Iranian Islamic styles )
Safavid pottery styles
ceramic ware (visual works)
floral patterns
plates (general, dishes)
porcelain (visual works)

4 Related Resources

Arts from Persia and Iran
(Part of: Ancient and Classical Civilizations)
Visual Cultures of Islam - Ceramics
(Part of: Visual Cultures of Islam )
Cabinet I: Shelf 1
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet I ➜ Shelf 1