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Bowl Fragment, late 12th century

  • Islamic, Iranian

Composite body with over-glaze luster-painted decoration

  • Overall: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Gift of anonymous donor


(Kashan, Central Iran). (Dikran Kelekian [1867-1951], New York, New York, USA)

1925-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Fisher, C.G. and A.W. Fisher, ed. Islamic Art From Michigan Collections. Exh. cat., Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University. 1982, pp. 9-10, described p. 61 [E.H. Peck]. Peck, Elsie H. "Like the Light of the Sun: Islamic Luster-Painted Ceramics," Bulletin of the DIA 71, no. 1/2 (1997): p. 22, p. 27 pl. 8 (ill.).

Islamic, Iranian, Bowl Fragment, late 12th century, composite body with over-glaze luster-painted decoration. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of anonymous donor, 25.93.A.