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Flower Vase with Horsemen

Iranian13th century (Saljuk)

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

While the combination of enamel (or minai) and painted luster decoration is somewhat unusual, riders and seated figures are commonly represented together on medieval Islamic ceramics. Around the body this vase displays three horsemen, and around the neck are four seated persons.

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  • Title: Flower Vase with Horsemen
  • Date Created: 13th century (Saljuk)
  • Physical Dimensions: h22.5 cm
  • Type: vases
  • Rights: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: fritware with enamel and painted luster decoration
  • Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place of Origin: Kashan (in present-day Iran)
  • Artist: Iranian

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