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Lustre painted dish
Museum of Islamic Art
Hegira 611 / AD 1214
This exceptional example of a Kashan dish is decorated with a veiled woman riding an elephant. Moreover, it bears a signature which is possibly that of Muhammad ibn Abi Tahir, a famous Kashan potter of the pre-Mongol era, and head of a family who produced lustreware over three generations. The dish is dated AH Shawwal 611 (AD February 1214). The shape of this dish, standing on three harpy-shaped feet, is taken from a contemporary metalwork shape (perhaps an incense burner).
"Lustre painted dish" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;25;en
MWNF Working Number: QT 25