15 October 2002
A KASHAN OR SULTANABAD BLUE, BLACK AND WHITE POTTERY BOWL
Central Iran, late 13th century
Of conical form on vertical foot, the blue interior painted with a complex design of interlaced arabesques issuing split palmettes and leaf-motifs surrounded by small floral designs, plain black line around the rim, the exterior with vertical blue bars dividing panels of scrolling leafy motifs, even light surface iridescence
8 1/8in. (20.6cm.) diam.
Nasli M. Heeramaneck, donated by Joan Palevsky
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Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.): Islamic Art, the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles, 1973, no.91, p.56 (not illustrated).
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