In the 14th century,the region of Valencia, Spain became a center for the production of the most elaborate lusterware. These ceramics,technically superior to any other wares produced in late-medieval Europe, became a successful export.This plate shows decoration of Islamic origin,including stylized birds, palm and fern elements, as well as interlace patterns of curving lines and geometric shapes.
This object was
Mrs. Laurent Oppenheim.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Laurent Oppenheim in memory of Laurent Oppenheim.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 8.5 x 40.5 cm (3 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Plate (Spain); glazed and lustered earthenware; H x diam.: 8.5 x 40.5 cm (3 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Laurent Oppenheim in memory of Laurent Oppenheim; 1940-114-1-a
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.