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Bowl with a harpy

Creation date: 11th century-12th century
Creation place: Iran

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Type: Ceramic Bowl
Medium and Support: Stonepaste, with overglaze luster decoration
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Irving T. Snyder
Accession Number: 1964.133
Dimensions: 3 in. x 7 in. x 7 in. (7.62 cm x 17.78 cm x 17.78 cm)
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04/17/17 Diana Chou

With its design of a large, centrally placed figure, this bowl might be among the earliest of the luster group. The harpy, a human-headed bird, did not have a specific symbolic meaning in this context; it was quite common in this period and had a generally positive connotation.
Last Updated: 4/17/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Islamic Ceramics and Luristan Bronzes: Collection of The Fine Arts Gallery The San Diego Museum of Art , 10/1/1964 - 11/1/1964

Persian Art , 11/23/2013 - 6/8/2014

Persian Art , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Persian Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of Iran The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Islamic Ceramics and Luristan Bronzes: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1964
Page Number: No. 3, Figure Number: 3

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