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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Room 31 | Islamic Middle East gallery

Explore artefacts made over a period of more than 1000 years in the heart of the Islamic world.

Islamic Middle East gallery

Pottery from Iran 1600-1800

The 1600s saw a boom in the production of ceramics to supply the burgeoning Iranian cities made rich on manufacturing and trade. Chinese porcelain remained highly fashionable and continued to inspire the Islamic potters to the manufacture of fine blue-and-white pieces.

However, other wares produced in this period break away from the Chinese model and use fully Islamic techniques and patterns. Lustre painting enjoyed renewed popularity after three centuries of decline, while carved and moulded vessels continued to be made alongside underglaze and slip-painted wares.

Dish with quails (EA1978.1783) Dish with quails (EA1978.1783)   Dish with pheasants amid foliage (EA1978.2169) Dish with pheasants amid foliage (EA1978.2169)   Jar with birds in a landscape (EA1978.1722) Jar with birds in a landscape (EA1978.1722)
Pouring vessel, or kendi, in the form of an elephant (EA1978.1700) Pouring vessel, or kendi, in the form of an elephant (EA1978.1700)   Base of a water pipe with floral decoration (EA1978.1712) Base of a water pipe with floral decoration (EA1978.1712)   Bottle with antelope in a landscape (EAX.3080) Bottle with antelope in a landscape (EAX.3080)   Bowl with foliage and pierced decoration (EA1978.1765) Bowl with foliage and pierced decoration (EA1978.1765)
Dish with Chinese lion dog (EA1978.1784) Dish with Chinese lion dog (EA1978.1784)   Dish with horses (EA1978.2167) Dish with horses (EA1978.2167)   Dish with vegetal decoration (EA2012.136) Dish with vegetal decoration (EA2012.136)
Bottle with polychrome floral decoration (EA1978.1709) Bottle with polychrome floral decoration (EA1978.1709)   Dish with foxes (EAX.1207) Dish with foxes (EAX.1207)   Dish with phoenix in a landscape (EAX.3081) Dish with phoenix in a landscape (EAX.3081)

‘Gombroon’ ware

White, translucent pottery with incised or pierced decoration made in Iran in the 1600s and 1700s is traditionally known as Gombroon ware, from the old European name of the major trading port on the southern coast of Iran (now Bandar Abbas).

Ewer with incised floral decoration (EAX.3035) Ewer with incised floral decoration (EAX.3035)   Bowl with pierced decoration and central rosette (EA1978.1764) Bowl with pierced decoration and central rosette (EA1978.1764)
Notice

Objects may have since been removed or replaced from a gallery. Click into an individual object record to confirm whether or not an object is currently on display. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis, so contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular Eastern Art object.

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