Photographer's Note

As promised I am posting a number of ceramic pieces from the museum in Tehran, pieces which i found to be very beautiful in their delicate slip painting and glazing techniques. I am a novice in the field of ceramics and can only advise you to visit the following site and read in detail about the history Iranian and Middle Eastern ceramics. The Kashan style of the 13th century is my favourite as it is rich in detail yet subtle in colouring. The Oriental looking faces connote a growing trading and cultural link between Iran and China and could reflect the influence Chinese porcelain decorations had on Iranian artists.

Kashan's glory as a centre of artistic excellence was cut short by the Mongol invasion of Iran.

I hope this ceramic piece gives you as much pleasure as it did give me when I saw it close to other pieces from Kashan,in the Glassware and Ceramic Museum.

WORKSHOP displays an even more richly decorated plate.

Great article on Middle eastern ceramics on:http://books.google.com.au/books?id=un4WcfEASZwC&pg=PA458&lpg=PA458&dq=kashan+ceramics+13th+century&source=bl&ots=K8_3ScU0r7&sig=j_6fEt3K8NfNeRFhtCw2Bc4rQZ4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UOVZVKGkCoXwmAXV_oLQBw&ved=0CEUQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=kashan%20ceramics%2013th%20century&f=false

IS THIS ADDRESS FOR REAL? IF YOU DO GET TO THE ARTICLE, GO TO P459 FOR KASHAN.

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