Bowl with foliate RimArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date17th centuryMedium & Supportfritware (ground quartz and white clay) with blue underglaze paintingDimensions
2 3/4 in. x 4 13/16 in. x 4 13/16 in. ( 7 cm x 12.2 cm x 12.2 cm )Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
See physical description. Physical Description
This bowl was modeled on a Chinese vessel of the late 16th century. Below the foliate rim there are six panels with horses in reseve against a background of waves and clouds. Following the system used on Chinese vessels the horses facing different directions are placed in alternation around the bowl. Small tassels hang from the center of each panel, but otherwise the middle zone of the exterior is free of decoration. Overlapping petals are found just above the foot. The internal decoration consists of a floral spray in the foot and eight half-medallions on the rim separated by eight tassels hanging from the rim.
Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlCollection AreaAsianRights
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Iranian Islamic pottery styles after the Mongols
Safavid (Iranian Islamic styles )
Safavid pottery styles
blue-and-white (ceramic glaze)
riding horses (animals)