Quatrefoil plate

DATE:
7th century CE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Ceramic
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
1 3/4 × 6 × 6 in. (4.45 × 15.24 × 15.24 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
Arts of Asia - China, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, purchase in honor of Mrs. Alex Camp
OBJECT NUMBER:
1972.17

General Description

This dish has been attributed to a small group excavated at Luoyang in Henan province, China, and is dated to the 7th century C.E. The shape is said to reflect the art of ancient Persia, and the three supporting feet are similar to the silver wares of the Sassanian empire (224-651 C.E.). The shape and form bear a relationship to foliate designs and decorative style. The blue glaze of the dish indicates the use of cobalt, first imported into China from the Near East during the Tang dynasty (618-906 C.E.).

Adapted from

"New Accession," Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Newsletter, (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, November 1972), n.p.