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Inv. no. 930
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The Sultanabad wares rank among the best products of Persian ceramic art and have now became very rare. Although the design of flying phoenix occurs regularly on vessels of this period, the elephant depicted in the centre is unique. The outstanding quality of manufacture and of the design is also characteristic of this ceramic object.

History of the Object
Calouste Gulbenkian acquired the great majority of the so-called Sultanabad wares between 1906 and 1909. A large group of these ceramics was found by commercial excavators around the modern city of Sultanabad and they first appeared on the market in about 1900. Their good state of preservation raised doubts about their authenticity but these suspicions were soon dispelled after their presentation at the famous exhibition of Islamic Art held in Munich in 1910.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Frit body with underglaze painting in blue, turquoise and black 
Measurements
Diam. 25,5cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Iran; probably Kashan 
Geography
Iran 
Time period
AD 13th century ~ AD 14th century 
Creation date
13th Century - 14th Century; Late 13th-14th century 
Function
Luxury object 
Acquisition
Bought from L.A. Raffy in 18th May 1908. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 
Museum
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum 
Credit line
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/Calouste Gulbenkian Museum 

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