Asian Art

Bowl with an Equestrian Procession

early 13th century

Stonepaste with pigment, gilding, and glaze (Minai ware)

H 3 1/2 in. (8.75 cm.) D 8 1/2 in. (21.75 cm.)
Gift of Fanny H. Moore
1980.96.2
The riders circling the center of this colorful bowl may illustrate a procession or a hunt. The bowl is an example of Minai ware, a type that was produced exclusively from the last quarter of the twelfth century to the first decades of the thirteenth. Also known as seven colors (haft rang), Minai wares were crafted using a laborious process, in which the colors were applied at different times and with different techniques.
Culture: 
Iranian, Persian, Islamic
Period: 
Ilkhanid period (1256–1353)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
On view
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