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Plate fragment with design of a white gazelle against a blue ground

Accession Number
1957/1.93

Title
Plate fragment with design of a white gazelle against a blue ground

Artist(s)
Iranian

Artist Nationality
Iranian

Object Creation Date
n.d.

Medium & Support
fritware with blue underglaze painting

Dimensions
1 3/16 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. ( 3 cm x 20.3 cm x 20.3 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase

Subject matter
See physical description. 

Physical Description
This plate has a central gazelle motif in white against a blue background. The paste is a light tan "Islamic II" while the glaze is glossy with wide crackle. The plate was fired upright. It is composed of a now faded cobalt color on a light green-white ground and is iridescent. The plate is attributed to the Safavid period in Iran.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Gazella (genus)
Iranian Islamic pottery styles after the Mongols
Iranian Islamic styles after the Mongols
Islamic
Safavid (Iranian Islamic styles )
Safavid pottery styles
blue-and-white (ceramic glaze)
ceramic ware (visual works)
household objects
plates (general, dishes)

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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