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Bowl with confronted horsemen

ca. 1170-1220 CE

Two horsemen face one another on either side of a cypress tree, surrounded by birds. The composition in shimmering colours unfolds symmetrically around the tree, which grows out of a pond, a symbol of eternity and rebirth since Antiquity.

Louvre Abu Dhabi – Thierry Ollivier

Louvre Abu Dhabi – Thierry Ollivier

Louvre Abu Dhabi – Thierry Ollivier

Louvre Abu Dhabi – Thierry Ollivier

Title: Bowl with confronted horsemen
Geography: Kashan, Iran
Date: ca. 1170-1220 CE
Medium: ceramic glaze with painted decoration
Classification: container, vase, tableware
Dimensions: D. 21.2 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2015.012
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