Bahram Gur and Azada Object Name: Bowl Date: 12th–13th century Geography: Iran Medium: Stonepaste; polychrome in-glaze and overglaze painted on an opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i) Dimensions: 3 13/16 x 8 1/2 in. (9.7 x 21.6 cm) Classification: Ceramics
Plate: Abbasid, Iraq, 900 PE, the Present Era. On the plate from Abbasid, we see the painting in a organic style. Cobalt blue was essential to ceramic decorative ware and its use originated in the Middle East; it was then transported over to the Far East- China, Japan and Korea, where those potteries used it extensively.