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Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware

Iranian

Artwork Details

Bowl with abstract design, glazed in imitation of Chinese sancai ware
13th century
Iranian
amber, green, and brown glaze on fritware
4 in x 8 ½ in x 8 ½ in (10.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm);10 in (25.4 cm);5 ¼ in (13.34 cm);10 in (25.4 cm)
Museum Purchase
1957/1.55

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

"In the Ann Arbor example the trupartite design of abstract and vegetal ornament, in which light and dark zones alternate, is reminiscent of the effect of cloisonne enamel work. In particular this pattern could be a simplified enlargement of designs found on small medallions set into the Virgin's halo on the Tsilkani icon now in the Georgian State Museum." (pg. 38)

Physical Description:

"In these vessels pigments were applied within the lines of a pattern incised into the slip, and then the interior was covered with a colorless glaze and the exterior with a yellow-brown one." (pg. 38)

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