Fritware with luster-painted design
Overall: 7.5 x 39 cm (2 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1951.289
Around the dish's edge is a frieze of birds against an arabesque field.
Along with Basra in Iraq and Fustat (Old Cairo) in Egypt, Kashan served as a hub of Islamic ceramic production in northern Iran. This dish was likely produced in one of its workshops and is admired for its rare blue glaze design on a luster ground. Rulers and other court officials are commonly depicted on lusterware of this period.
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