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Kashan Lustre Flower Vase - ADC.12
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 12 th Century AD to 13 th Century AD
Dimensions: 5.98" (15.2cm) high
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Fritware

Additional Information: AS

Location: UAE
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G. Fehervari, 'Ceramics of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum', (London and New York, 2000), p. 124, No.152.

E. Grube et al, 'Cobalt and Lustre: The First Centuries of Islamic Pottery, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, Vol. IX,' (London, 1994), p. 184-185, No. 191. Vase, lustre-painted ware. Composite white fritware with lustre-painted decoration. Threes mall vases are attached to the shoulder of this pear-shaped vessel which on top terminates in a funnel- shaped short mouth. The central part of the carries several large round medallions each depicting a seated lion. Chain motives are below and an epigraphic band on top, followed by a narrow register showing running animals. Iran, late 12th – early 13th century. Ht. 16cm; Top diam. 7.7cm; Base diam. 6cm. Comparative material: there are numerous examples of this type of vases, for a similar lustre-painted version cf. Fehérvári, 2000,, p.124. Another lustre-painted vase is in the Louvre, cf. Watson, 1985, fig.85, p.106. For amonochrome- glazed version cf. Khalili Collection,, pp.184-85. Prof.Geza Fehervari Prof. Geoffrey King - (ADC.12)


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