Persian & Iranian Ceramics Photos

Ancient Persia through to Modern Iran has a long history of artistic ceramic production.

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Earthenware footed bowl from Western Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Iranian ceramic spouted vessel at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Earthenware vessel in shape of stag from Northwestern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buffware earthenware vessel from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Earthenware footed bowl (4000-3000 BCE) from Western Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Iranian ceramic spouted vessel (c1500 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Earthenware vessel in shape of stag (1200-800 BCE) from Northwestern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buffware earthenware vessel (10th-8th C BCE) from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Earthenware two-handled vessel in shape of water skin from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buffware earthenware vessel from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Pottery spouted jug from Sialk, Iran at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.Earthenware horn with gazelle head from Iran or Turkey at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Earthenware two-handled vessel in shape of water skin (1000-800 BCE) from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Buffware earthenware vessel (10th-8th C BCE) from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Pottery spouted jug (c800 BCE) from Sialk, Iran at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.Earthenware horn with gazelle head (6th-4th C BCE) from Iran or Turkey at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Capital in form of two bulls for supporting ceiling beams of Persian palace of Darius I at Suse at the Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Relief mural of four archers from palace of Darius I at Suse at the Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Lion block Persian mural from Suse at the Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Two earthenware bowls with Arabic inscription from Eastern Iran or Uzbekistan & bowl with horse & rider from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Capital in form of two bulls (510 BCE) for supporting ceiling beams of Persian palace of Darius I at Suse (Iran) at the Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Relief mural of four archers (c510 BCE) from palace of Darius I at Suse (Iran) at the Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Lion block Persian mural from Suse at the Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Two earthenware bowls with Arabic inscription (800-1000) from Eastern Iran or Uzbekistan & bowl with horse & rider (c1000) from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware bowl with birds from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware Sari ware bowl with birds from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware bowl depicting bird & flowers from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Earthenware disk with horse & cheetah from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Earthenware bowl with birds (800-1000) from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware Sari ware bowl with birds (c900-1200) from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware bowl depicting bird & flowers (11th C) from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Earthenware disk with horse & cheetah (900-1000) from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Glazed earthenware bowl with birds from Iran or Afghanistan at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Earthenware dish painted with two birds from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware bowl from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Footed earthenware bowl Iran at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.
Glazed earthenware bowl with birds (10th C) from Iran or Afghanistan at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Earthenware dish painted with two birds (11thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware bowl (10th C) from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Footed earthenware bowl (10th-12th C) Iran at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.
Earthenware bowl with horse & rider from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Persian ceramic bowl with horseman & sphinxes at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Persian ceramic bowl with horseman at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Enameled earthenware bowl with elephant & rider from Iran at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Earthenware bowl with horse & rider (c1000) from Eastern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Persian ceramic bowl with horseman & sphinxes (1150-99 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Persian ceramic bowl with horseman (1160-99 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Enameled earthenware bowl with elephant & rider (late 12th- early 13th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Persian earthenware bowl with bird & creatures at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Ceramic dish painted with eagle from Iran or Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware fritware ewer in shape of melon from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware fritware vase with four lobes from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Persian earthenware bowl with bird & creatures (1200-99 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Ceramic dish painted with eagle (12th-13thC) from Iran or Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware fritware ewer in shape of melon (1100-1300) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Earthenware fritware vase with four lobes (1100-1300) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Persian ceramic bird-headed ewer at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Persian ceramic pitcher with sphinxes at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Persian ceramic bowl with portraits at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Earthenware bowl depicting lion from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Persian ceramic bird-headed ewer (1100-99 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Persian ceramic pitcher with sphinxes (1200-99 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Persian ceramic bowl with portraits (1200-99 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Earthenware bowl depicting lion (12-13th C) from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Bowl with six-pointed star from Iran at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Persian earthenware bowl with enameled riding archer at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Persian earthenware bowl with enameled royal court at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Earthenware fritware star-shaped tile with phoenix from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Bowl with six-pointed star (end 14th C) from Iran at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Persian earthenware bowl with enameled riding archer (1200s) at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Persian earthenware bowl with enameled royal court (1200s) at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Earthenware fritware star-shaped tile with phoenix (1292-3) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Enameled earthenware bowl with couple from Iran at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Persian ceramic bowl with deer at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Earthenware fritware dish with flower & leaf designs from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Partridge-shaped pitcher from Tabriz?, Iran at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Enameled earthenware bowl with couple (early 13th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Persian ceramic bowl with deer (1300-99 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Earthenware fritware dish with flower & leaf designs (1450-1500) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Partridge-shaped pitcher (oenochoé) (15thC) from Tabriz?, Iran at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Persian ceramic mosaic of lion attacking a cow at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Gombroon ware bowl from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Kubachi ware bowl from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic plate from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Persian ceramic mosaic of lion attacking a cow (15th-16th C) at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Gombroon ware bowl (1500-1600) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Kubachi ware bowl (1550-1650) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Ceramic plate (17th C) from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Collection of modern Iranian ceramics at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Iranian ceramic bottles bottles at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic hookah base from Kirman?, Persia at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Iranian ceramic blue-glazed pitcher & basin at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.
Collection of modern Iranian ceramics (16th-19thC) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Iranian ceramic bottles (1600-50; 18thC; & 17thC) bottles at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Ceramic hookah base (c1650) from Kirman?, Persia at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Iranian ceramic blue-glazed pitcher & basin (17thC) at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.
Ceramic base of hookah with jumping gazelles on floral ground from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic pear-shaped bottle from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Tiled prayer niche from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Panel of glazed earthenware architectural tiles Iran at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.
Ceramic base of hookah with jumping gazelles on floral ground (17thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic pear-shaped bottle (17th C) from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Tiled prayer niche (1226) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Panel of glazed earthenware architectural tiles (17th C) Iran at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.
Iranian ceramic plaque with man & woman riders at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Ceramic tile painting with mounted cavalier & mythical Simurgh bird from Isfahan, Iran at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware tile with two Persian figures from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Earthenware tiles with birds from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Iranian ceramic plaque with man & woman riders (18th-19thC) at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Ceramic tile painting with mounted cavalier & mythical Simurgh bird (19thC) from Isfahan, Iran at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware tile with two Persian figures (19th C) from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Earthenware tiles with birds (19th C) from Iran at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Ceramic vase with building & birds from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Stoneware vase in Turkish-Persian style by Andre Metthey at Ceramics Museum of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

Ceramic vase with building & birds (19th C) from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Stoneware vase in Turkish-Persian style (1916) by Andre Metthey at Ceramics Museum of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.


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