Date: 15th century
Geography: Iran or Central Asia
Medium: Stonepaste; painted in blue and black under transparent glaze
Dimensions: H. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
Diam. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, V. Everit Macy Gift, 1932
Accession Number: 32.33
Although true Chinese blue-and-white porcelain was available to elite members of Timurid society, local imitations in stonepaste were popular among the wider public. Modeled after a bowl from Ming China in both decoration and shape, this thin-walled stonepaste example has a three-clawed dragon running along its exterior. Its interior is decorated with a single flower composed of seven small dots in blue and black.