Treasures from the Ancient Middle East

Apr 20 2021 to Sep 18 2021
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Bowl

A collection of richly decorated bowls, cups, bottles, and tiles that date back to the sixth or seventh century highlight this exhibition. The work is now described as Iranian, was once labeled Persian, and represents a range of cultures in locales that include present-day Iran, Uzbekistan, Syria, and Turkey. Many of the ceramic vessels date from the ninth- to thirteenth-century, a period often described as a golden age in the region, which saw a flowering of literature, poetry, music, and the arts. They were a gift by Alice Heeramaneck following the death of her husband, Nisli Heeramaneck, a prominent collector of Asian art. 


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Iranian, Vessel, pre-7th century, terra cotta. Collection of the UK Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Alice Heeramaneck.
Iran, probably Kashan, Cross Tile, late 13-early 14th century, fritware, overglaze painted in red, white, and gold with blue glaze. Collection of the UK Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Alice Heeramaneck.
Iran, Kashan, Star Tile, late 13-early 14th century, fritware, clear glaze with blue highlights, overglaze luster-painted. Collection of the UK Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Alice Heeramaneck.
Iranian, Lotus Bottle, 12-13th century, glazed and molded fritware. Collection of the UK Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Alice Heeramaneck.
Iranian, Nishapur, Rooster Jug, 11-12th century, earthenware, underglaze painted in black and pale blue glaze. Collection of the UK Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Alice Heeramaneck.
Image: Iranian, Nishapur, Footed Bowl, 10-11th century, earthenware, polychrome painted under transparent glaze. Collection of the UK Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Alice Heeramaneck.
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