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Plate with Inscriptions and Cloud Motifs
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Plate with Inscriptions and Cloud Motifs


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This plate is one of a few rare dated ceramics from the Timurid period. Scientific testing of its fabric demonstrates that it came from Nishapur, a town in northeastern Iran that flourished as a ceramic-manufacturing center in the 9th-12th centuries and that is now recognized-partly on the basis of the evidence provided by our plate-to have remained active in pottery production during subsequent periods.
Conservation

Inpainting on a rim fill darkened with age and was adjusted to match the surrounding glaze.

Date Description Narrative
10/05/1953Treatmentcleaned
3/10/1983Technical Reportinfrared spectroscopy
4/30/1991Treatmentcleaned; other
10/20/1997Treatmentcoated; loss compensation
6/19/2018Treatmentinpainted
Exhibitions
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Nearest to center rosette: may you come to a good end (repeated three times)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1909

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Period
1480-1481 (Timurid)
Medium
fritware ceramic underglaze-painted
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1031
Measurements
H: 3 × Diam: 14 3/4 in. (7.6 × 37.5 cm)
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