December 31, 1474
Art and Calligraphy
Sultan Husayn Bayqara 1470–1506
Spain, probably Valencia
Tin-glazed earthenware with luster-painted design
Diameter: 42.6 cm (16 3/4 in.)
Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1915.712
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.
Hinman B. Hurlbut [1819-1884], Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???
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