DISH

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December 31, 1474
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Cleveland Art
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Art and Calligraphy
Sultan Husayn Bayqara 1470–1506

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DESCRIPTION

Dish
c. 1475-1500

Spain, probably Valencia
Tin-glazed earthenware with luster-painted design

Diameter: 42.6 cm (16 3/4 in.)

Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1915.712

LOCATION

116 Islamic

DESCRIPTION
Pomegranates alternate with leaves amid a scrolling vegetal background around the rim. Granada, the southern Spanish city where the Alhambra palace is located, means pomegranate in Spanish. This dish, therefore, may have been made for use in the Islamic court of the Nasrid dynasty (1232–1492). A wine cup in the center evokes the pleasures of a feast. It could also have been appreciated by their Christian successors.

According to the Treatise on Ceramics (1301), written by the Persian historian Abu’l Kasim: “That which has been evenly fired reflects like red gold and shines like the light of the sun.” This description resonates with the appearance of this fine lusterware dish.


PROVENANCE

?-1915
Hinman B. Hurlbut [1819-1884], Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art

1915-
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Al-Andalus: Art from Islamic Spain (Islamic art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 29, 2019-October 25, 2020).

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