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Jar (with bird design and two handles)


Creation date: 14th century
Creation place: Iran

Other Information

Type: Ceramic Jar
Medium and Support: Stonepaste with underglaze decoration
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Conservation funded by Haleh and Massih Tayebi
Accession Number: 1945.64
State/Province: Markazi Province
Dimensions: 24 1/4 in. x 15 1/2 in. x 15 1/2 in. (61.6 cm x 39.37 cm x 39.37 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Syed Hossein, ( - 1945)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1945 - )

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4/17/17 Diana Chou
Storage jar with birds
Iran, 14th century
Stonepaste, with underglaze decoration

Conservation funded by Haleh and Massih Tayebi
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Ceramics
Originally, all of the items here were used in homes
on a daily basis, but examples of Persian pottery and
metalwork are collected in museums as examples of
fine art because of the refined techniques and skillful
craftsmanship that went into making them. The objects
on view are also evidence of a vigorous international
trade in wares that moved between Iran, China, and
Egypt.
The oldest bowls here, from the ninth or tenth century,
are made of earthenware clay and are decorated
with tinted slip (made of diluted clay). By the eleventh
century, a new kind of clay known as stonepaste had
been developed, incorporating quartz and glass frit
which allowed potters to make vessels with thinner
walls that could also be shaped with fine molds. New
alkaline glazes offered a range of brighter colors, and
turquoise became especially popular.
Last Updated: 6/6/2017

Exhibition

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

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

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 140

Islamic Ceramics and Luristan Bronzes: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1964
Page Number: No. 30

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