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Name of Object:



Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

About MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna

Date of Object:

AD about 1300

Museum Inventory Number:

Ke 9564

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Ceramic with cobaltblue stripe decoration under the glaze


Iran, Kashan


The thin-walled bowls with a decoration of blue stripes on white ground were revolutionary, formally and technically. It was the first time that the contrast of blue-and-white was employed as a stylistic means; also, firing technique was developed far enough so that the cobalt blue – applied before the glazing – stayed put and unfolded its full luminosity.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus21;17;en

MWNF Working Number: AT1 17


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