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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware

  • Museum number:

    192-1884

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 7

Physical description

Multi necked vase in 2 blues. The almost straight main neck is decorated with two neatly petaled flowers and pointed leaves with lower jewelled lotuses as dividers. The rims of the four smaller necks are lobed in the shape of an eight-pointed star with eight ridges down to their base. The broad shoulder between them is filled with panels of crosses and lozenges. A continuous design of earlier Kraak motifs runs round the body with a horizontal flower spray, three small birds in flight, an upright flower spray, a bee, a duck. Tufts of grass hang from the shoulder and striped mounds mark the base line.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm, Width: 17.3 cm

Descriptive line

ISL, NP, 16/17

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Crowe, Yolande, Persia and China: Safavid Blue and White Ceramics in the Victoria & Albert Museum (1501-1738) (London : Thames and Hudson, 2002): cat. no. 388, p.222.

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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