Bowl with an Equestrian Procession Artist: Unknown

12th–13th century

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

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.


Stonepaste with pigment, enamels and gilding over opaque white glaze (Minai ware)


3 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (8.9 × 21.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Fanny H. Moore

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Seljuk period (1037–1194), Mongol control (1221 - 1256)


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Possibly Mrs. William H. Moore collection; Fanny H. Moore (1885–1980); gift in 1980 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Object/Work type

bowls (vessels)

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