POTTERY & CERAMIC ARTS
- One of the oldest forms of Persian art is pottery.
- Pottery found dates back to 5th millennium B.C.
Spouted Pitcher 800 B.C.
- Earlier pieces suggest that pottery was used for ornamental purposes rather than domestic use.
Dish with flower and leaf designs, 14501500.
Probably city of Nishapur.
Timurid period (approx. 13701505)
- Glazed pottery date back to Elamites Period. From 9th century, Irans detailed and colorful pottery became world-famous.
from Kashan 1300 A.D.
- You can see ancient examples in National Museum of Iran in Tehran and Glass and Ceramics Museum.
- All over Iran you will find beautiful tile work, especially in mosques.
from Kashan 14th century A.D.
- Modern artists continue creating beautiful pieces.