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Name of Object:

Lustre vase with figural decoration


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

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Date of Object:

Hegira late 6th century / AD late 12th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 2006 - 964

Period / Dynasty:



Iran, Kashan


This tall fritware vase with its facetted body, tapering neck and projecting lip most certainly copies a metal prototype. Its sides are covered by two horizontal registers above and below, with individual seated figures reserved against a solid lustre background. A band of abstract scrolling separates the registers around the middle.

Citation of this web page:

 "Lustre vase with figural decoration" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;18;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 18


 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Seljuqs (Great Seljuqs)

On display in

MWNF Galleries



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