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Bowl with striped and arabesque designs

Accession Number
1972/2.154

Title
Bowl with striped and arabesque designs

Artist(s)
Iranian

Artist Nationality
Iranian

Object Creation Date
14th century

Medium & Support
fritware (ground quartz & white clay) with blue & turquoise underglaze painting

Dimensions
4 3/4 in. x 10 in. x 10 in. ( 12.07 cm x 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm )

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Subject matter
Typical of Kashan bowls are the  cobalt and turquoise decorations, commonly featured with radial stripes. Like the bowl here, Kashan ceramics are glazed with colored backgrounds and display either animal, human or floral interior motifs. Pseudo-calligraphy like the Kufic on the exterior is also common. 

Physical Description
This glazed ceramic bowl with circular shape is typical of the Kashan style ceramicware from Iran. The interior features green foliage patterns, and a turquoise blue spotted donkey amidst blossoms within a blue medallion. The medallion has blue, turquoise blue, and green striped patterns. The exterior has blue and green floriated pseudo-Kufic designs

 

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
bowl

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ceramic

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ceramic

Collection Area
Western

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Arak
Islamic (culture or style)
Kashan
Kufic
Mamluk (culture or style)
Sultanabad (Il-Khanid pottery style)
Sultanabad ware
bowls (vessels)
ceramic ware (visual works)
fritware

5 Related Resources

Arts from Persia and Iran
(Part of: Ancient and Classical Civilizations)
Visual Cultures of Islam - Ceramics
(Part of: Visual Cultures of Islam )
F19 Tsai - INTLSTD 401: The Globalized Ancient World
(Part of: 2019 Summer Study Sets)
Cobalt & Blue
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)

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