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from Persia

Postcard of Bottle.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware bottle with a green glaze, comes from Persia and dates to the early 17th century.

The bottle has a green glaze, flattened sides and a narrow neck. On the side is a low moulded relief depicting a kneeling turbaned man on the left, watching a dancer in a garden setting. Images such as this one were borrowed from contemporary miniature paintings.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-575-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1890.214
Date: 16th or 17th century
Early 17th century
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 8.75" H x 6.38" D
Subject: Ceramics
Where: Middle East, Persia
Event: Paris Exhibition of 1889
Description: Earthenware bottle with relief decoration, under a transparent green glaze, depicting a tambourine player in a garden on one side and a kneeling turbaned man on the other: Persia, 16th or 17th century
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