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Ceramic from West Asia

Ceramic, West Asia

Works of Art (74)

Administrative tablet with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars, 3100–2900 B.C.; Jemdet Nasr period (Uruk III script), Mesopotamia, Clay (1988.433.1)
Animal-spouted pitcher, 9th–10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan, 6D, Zir-i Zamin, Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware) (38.40.247)
Architectural tile fragment, 6th century B.C., Lydian; Excavated at Sardis, Terracotta with red and black painted decoration (26.164.1)
Askos in the form of a deer, ca. 1725–1600 B.C.; Middle Cypriot III; White Painted V Ware, Cypriot; Said to be from Idalion (Potamia), Terracotta (74.51.795)
Bath scraper, 12th–13th century, Iran, Earthenware; unglazed, molded in relief (26.102.7)
Bottle, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Stonepaste, luster painted on opaque blue glaze, silver (30.95.158)
Bowl emulating Chinese stoneware, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th century, Iraq, probably Basra, Earthenware, painted in blue on opaque white glaze (63.159.4)
Bowl with a figure and birds, 10th century, Attributed to Iran, Nishapur, Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware) (38.40.290)
Bowl with Arabic inscription, 10th century, Attributed to Iran or present-day Uzbekistan, Nishapur or Samarqand; found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Earthenware; white slip with incised black slip decoration under transparent glaze (40.170.25)
Bowl with Arabic inscription, late 10th–11th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze (40.170.15)
Bowl with astronomical and royal figures, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Central or northern Iran, Stonepaste; polychrome in glaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i) (57.36.4)
Bowl with green, yellow, and brown splashed decoration, 10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan, Well in Room 2, Lower Level, Earthenware; white slip, incised and splashed with polychrome glazes under transparent glaze (sgraffito ware) (38.40.137)
Bowl with prince on horseback, Seljuq period (1040–1196), 12th–13th century, Iran, Stonepaste, applied decoration, polychrome in-glaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i) (51.53)
Bowl with three fish, first half of 14th century, Iran, Fritware, monochrome glazed (59.60)
Bowl, 10th century, Samarqand (Uzbekistan) or Nishapur (Iran), Earthenware, red body, white engobe, underglaze-painted (65.106.2)
Bowl, 10th century, Iran (Nishapur), Earthenware, slip-painted and glazed (65.270.1)
Bowl, 10th century, Iraq, Composite body, luster-painted (1977.126)
Bowl, 15th century; Timurid, Iran or Central Asia, Earthenware, underglaze-painted (32.33)
Bowl, 7th–6th millennium B.C., Halaf period, Syria, Tell Halaf, Ceramic (1983.407)
Bowl, ca. 2500–1600 B.C.; Early or Middle Bronze Age, Cypriot, Red Polished Ware, Terracotta (74.51.1329)
Bowl, late 13th–early 14th century, Iran, Fritware, overglaze painted and gilded (lajvardina) (34.151)
Bowl, Timurid period (1370–1507), second half of the 15th century, Iran, probably Tabriz, Stonepaste, painted in black under turquoise glaze, incised (Kubachi ware) (17.120.70)
Ceramic Lantern, Ayyubid period (1169–1260), early 13th century, Syria, probably Raqqa, stonepaste, underglaze painted in blue, luster painted on transparent glaze (91.1.138)
Cone mosaic, 3300–3100 B.C.; Late Uruk period, Excavated at the "Columned Hall," Uruk, Mesopotamia, Clay, mud plaster (L.1995.48.2)
Cult vessel in the form of a tower, 19th century B.C.; Old Babylonian period, Syria, Ceramic (68.155)
Cuneiform tablet case, 1920–1840 B.C.; Old Assyrian Trading Colony period, Central Anatolia, Kültepe (Karum Kanesh), Clay (66.245.5b)
Dish depicting a wedding procession, Seljuq period (1040–1196), first quarter of 13th century, Iran, Kashan, Stonepaste; molded, luster-painted on opaque white glaze (1983.247)
Dish, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Excavated at Ubaid Cemetery, Grave 136, Eridu, Mesopotamia, Ceramic (49.133.2)
Dish, last quarter of 16th century; Ottoman, Iznik, Turkey, Composite body, painted and glazed (1979.412)
Dish, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste, painted in turquoise and two hues of blue under transparent glaze (14.40.727)
Fragment of a Bowl with a Horse and Rider, early 1200s, Byzantine; Made possibly in Antioch, Terracotta with green glaze over slip, decorated in sgraffito (1984.181)
Head of a male, 2000–1600 B.C.; Old Babylonian period, Southern Mesopotamia, Ceramic (1972.96)
Head of a ram, 3300–3100 B.C.; Late Uruk period, Mesopotamia, Ceramic, paint (1981.53)
Jar with lion and landscape elements, Safavid period (1501–1722), first half of 18th century, Iran, Stonepaste, painted under transparent glaze, brass (30.95.160a,b)
Jar with molded decoration, A.H. 681/1282–83 A.D., Iran, Fritware, monochrome glazed (56.185.3)
Jar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century, Syria, Stonepaste, polychrome painted under transparent glaze (91.1.130)
Jar, mid-6th millennium B.C.; Hacilar I type, South central Anatolia, Ceramic with paint (64.286.5)
Jug with an oversized spout, mid-6th century B.C., Lydian; Excavated at Sardis, Terracotta (14.30.9)
Jug, ca. 1600–1450 B.C.; Late Cypriot I, Cypriot, Base Ring I Ware, Terracotta (74.51.1084)
Jug, ca. 750–600 B.C.; Cypro-Archaic I, Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.532)
Lentoid flask, 11th century B.C., Levantine, Bichrome Ware, Terracotta (74.51.431)
Molded horse and rider with cheetah, Seljuq period (1040–1196), 12th century, Iran, Stonepaste, molded in sections, monochrome painted under transparent turquoise glaze (66.23)
Molded plaque with a king or god carrying a mace, 2000–1700 B.C.; Isin-Larsa-Old Babylonian period, Southern Mesopotamia, Ceramic (32.39.2)
Mosque lamp, late 16th century, Turkey; Iznik, Composite body, painted and glazed (14.40.731)
Mosque-lamp-shaped vessel with Arabic inscriptions, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 1525–40, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste, painted in blue under transparent glaze (59.69.3)
Nude female with birdlike face holding an infant, ca. 1450–1200 B.C.; Late Cypriot II; Base-Ring Ware, Cypriot; Said to be from Nicosia–Ayia Paraskevi, Terracotta (74.51.1542)
Nude goddess figurine, [late 8th–7th century B.C.?], Excavated at Tell el-Duweir (ancient Lachish), southern Levant, Ceramic (34.126.53)
Open bowl, 1st century A.D., Nabataean; Jordan, Ceramic (1977.234.12)
Panel: striding lion, 604–562 B.C.; Neo-Babylonian period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, Excavated at Wall of Processional Way, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Glazed brick (31.13.2)
Plate, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Excavated at Ubaid Cemetery, Grave 142, Eridu, Mesopotamia, Ceramic (49.133.4)
Pyxis (cylindrical container), Ayyubid period (1169–1260), late 11th–early 12th century, Syria, Stonepaste, luster-painted on incised, opaque white glaze (1998.298a,b)
Shallow bowl, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Excavated at Ubaid Cemetery, Grave 134, Eridu, Mesopotamia, Ceramic (49.133.3)
Spout in the shape of a man's head, 1st–2nd century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Glazed ceramic (56.56)
Spouted jar and stand, 9th century B.C.; Iron Age II, Excavated at Hasanlu cemetery, northwestern Iran, Ceramic (60.20.15)
Standing male figurine holding a quadruped, ca. 750–600 B.C., Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.1613)

Standing warrior (?), ca. 750–600 B.C., Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.1614)

Standing warrior with a shield, ca. 750–600 B.C., Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.1655)

Standing male figurine playing a double flute, ca. 750–600 B.C., Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.1691)

Standing male figurine, ca. 750–600 B.C., Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.1692)
Storage jar (albarello), late 13th–14th century, Iran, Fritware, overglaze painted (lajvardina) (57.61.12a,b)
Storage jar decorated with mountain goats, early 4th millennium B.C.; Chalcolithic period, Sialk III 7 type, Central Iran, Ceramic, paint (59.52)
Tile frieze, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), second half of 13th century, Iran, Kashan, stonepaste, molded, in-glaze painted in blue and turquoise, luster painted on an opaque white glaze (10.9.1)
Tile from a mihrab, A.H. 722/1322–23 A.D., Iran, Fritware, underglaze painted (1983.345)
Tile from a squinch, Timurid period (1370–1507), second half of 14th century, Uzbekistan, Samarqand, Stonepaste, carved and glazed (20.120.189)
Tile from an inscriptional frieze, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), dated A.H. 707 / A.D. 1308, Iran, Natanz, from the shrine of 'Abd al-Samad, Stonepaste, underglaze painted in blue, luster painted on opaque white ground, modeled (12.44)
Tile panel with sphinx, Seljuqs of Rum period (1081–1307), late 12th–early 13th century, Turkey, probably Konya, Stonepaste, overglaze-painted and gilded (1976.245)
Tile panel with wavy-vine design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 16th–17th century, Syria, probably Damascus, Stonepaste, polychrome painted under transparent glaze (22.185.13a–f)
Tile panel, ca. 1430, Attributed to the workshop of Ghaybi al-Tawrizi (active Tabriz and Damascus, mid-15th century), Probably Syria (Damascus), Stonepaste molded and painted under a transparent glaze (2009.59.2)
Tile panel, dated 1591–2; Ottoman, Syria, Composite body with underglaze paint (58.90.1a–g)
Tile panel, early 14th century (probably 1310), Hasan ibn cAli ibn Ahmad Babavaih, Iran (Kashan), Fritware, overglaze luster-painted (09.87)
Tile with an image of a phoenix, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), late 13th century, Iran, probably Takht-i Sulaiman, Stonepaste, modeled, underglaze painted in blue and turquoise, luster painted on opaque white ground (12.49.4)
Tile, first half of 15th century; Mamluk, Syria, Composite body with underglaze paint (x.228.1)
Tile, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 15th century, Turkey, Bursa, Tempered earthenware, molded, polychrome glazed within black wax resist outlines (cuerda seca technique), gilded (1998.246)
Vessel fragment with bird in profile, 7th–6th millennium B.C.; Halaf period, Excavated at Tell Brak, Eye Temple fill, Syria, Ceramic, paint (1988.323.7)
Vessel fragment with geometric design, 7th–6th century B.C., Anatolia, Phrygia, Gordion, Ceramic, paint (L.1994.96.6)
Vessel fragment with rosette, 7th–6th millennium B.C.; Halaf period, Excavated at Tell Brak, FS 1314, Syria, Ceramic, paint (1988.323.6)
Votive panels, Kushan dynasty, ca. 3rd century A.D., Bactria (northern Afghanistan), Terracotta and gouache (2000.42.2,4)