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Bowl (Iran)

This is a bowl. It is dated 13th century and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is glazed and lustered stonepaste. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Lusterware was a dominant type of ceramic production in medieval Iran, possibly having spread from Egypt in the early 12th century. Within Iran, the town of Kashan was the finest producer of lusterware and manufacture was at its peak during the 12th and 13th centuries.Human interaction with lusterware vessels and tiles over time has enhanced variations in color and luminescence.

This object was donated by Ephron Gallery. It is credited Gift of Ephron Gallery.

  • Bowl
  • earthenware.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1956-109-1-a/d

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Bowl (USA)
  • wheel-thrown, glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Elizabeth J. Kovacs.
  • 2014-6-2

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 9.4 x 20.6 cm (3 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Bowl (Iran); glazed and lustered stonepaste; H x diam.: 9.4 x 20.6 cm (3 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.); Gift of Ephron Gallery; 1958-72-5

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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