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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Dates/Places: Iran, Kashan
Creator Active Place: Iran, Kashan
Creator Name-CRT: Iran, Kashan
Title: Dish
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1170
Creation End Date: 1220
Creation Date: 1170-1220
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: fritware with luster-painted design
Dimensions: Overall: 7.2cm x 35.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1944.74
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: V. Everit Macy; Parish-Watson
Context: Images of "courtly pleasures" became a major decorative theme during the Saljuq period (1038-1220). These pleasures included feasting, drinking wine, hunting, and playing polo. The game of polo was played in Iran as early as 330 BC. After the Muslim conquest of Iran, polo spread to other parts of the Islamic world, where it soon became a favorite diversion for rulers and their courts.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1944.74
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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