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Kendi

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1641 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware with underglaze painting

  • Museum number:

    592-1889

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A1, shelf 3

Physical description

Kendi of fritware, painted in blue with black outline under a clear glaze. A reserved scroll runs round the flattened rim with flowers and birds around the neck. A band of ruyi heads covers the shoulder with a petal border above five panels. Two are filled with a deer by a fence under a cloud. Two others contain a flower composition. The spout is underlined by a ribbon with rosette and tassel. Date on the bottom, under the glaze, 1051 A.H. (A.D. 1641).

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

1641 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware with underglaze painting

Dimensions

Height: 17.2 cm, Diameter: 17.4 cm, Diameter: 10.8 cm base

Descriptive line

Kendi, fritware painted in underglaze blue and black, Iran, dated 1051 A.H. (A.D. 1641)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Tassel; Ribbon; Birds; Rosette; Deer; Ruyi

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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