Seljuk Lustre Dish with Polo Player, 1170-1200


Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th-early 13th Century
Fritware with luster-painted design,
Overall: 7.20 x 35.50 cm (2 13/16 x 13 15/16 inches).
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.74
Luster potters migrated to the city of Kashan in Iran where luster ware reached its greatest height during the 1170s until about 1220. This masterful dish features a mounted polo player, a figure representing the Iranian ideal of beauty with a round moon-like face and fine features.
Cleveland Museum of Art



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