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Luster Dish with Polo Player

Luster Dish with Polo Player

1170-1200

Fritware with luster-painted design

Overall: 7.2 x 35.5 cm (2 13/16 x 14 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.74

Description

Luster potters migrated to the city of Kashan in Iran where luster ware reached its greatest height during the 1170s until about 1220. This masterful dish features a mounted polo player, a figure representing the Iranian ideal of beauty with a round moon-like face and fine features.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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