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Bowl with striped and arabesque designs


Artwork Details

Bowl with striped and arabesque designs
14th century
fritware (ground quartz & white clay) with blue & turquoise underglaze painting
4 3/4 in. x 10 in. x 10 in. ( 12.07 cm x 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm )
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

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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


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