incised decoration on inner surface with turquoise luster glaze

Dish, 13th century

Unknown artist, expand_more
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The interior of this exceptionally large and well-preserved Kashan dish is decorated with an elegant Arabic verse: La elah ela allah (No god other than god). During the Seljuk period, innovative Kashan workshops produced a variety of luster, underglaze-decorated, and monochrome wares. Chemical changes in the glaze resulting from centuries of burial gave this striking work a heavy iridescence.

Details
Title
Dish
Role
Artist
Accession Number
94.74
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incised decoration on inner surface with turquoise luster glaze