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Kubachi ware bowl

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Title Kubachi ware bowl
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 17th century CE
Description Kubachi ware bowl decorated in blue under a clear crackled glaze on both the interior and exterior.
The exterior is decorated with alternating framed floral and geometric panels beneath a floral border. The interior has a central floral pattern; the sides of the interior are decorated with flowers. The rim is chipped in several places and several cracks are visible down the sides of the bowl.
Cultural Context Iranian
Id Number Former Accession W 215
Location Creation Site Iran
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject receptacle/vessel, bowl
Measurements 190 x 92 x 190 mm
Context Ming dynasty blue and white ware bowl influenced the design and shape of Kubachi wares from Iran. 'Kubachi ware' is a term coined for the style of pottery found in the village of Kubachi in Dagestan in the Caucasus; it is believed that this pottery was not made in Kubachi but exchanged for items produced in the town's foundries (for example, firearms).
Context Source Y. Crowe: 'Islamic art: Ceramics, c 1500 and after: Iran', The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy (Accessed 11 March 2003),
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Safavid dyn
Work Type bowl



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