Bowl

Date: 15th century

Geography: Iran or Central Asia

Culture: Islamic

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)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Purchase, V. Everit Macy Gift, 1932

Accession Number: 32.33

Description

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.

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