Bowl

Clay: sandy, buff-white.
Glaze: silicious, transparent greenish-white; areas of a pearly iridescence due to decay.
Decoration: painted in brown lustre; spots of turquoise-green; inscriptions in naskhi, partly obliterated.

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Historical period(s)
Ayyubid period, 12th-13th century
Medium
Stone-paste painted under clear-glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 7.5 x 25.9 cm (2 15/16 x 10 3/16 in)
Geography
Syria
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
F1942.5
On View Location
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Ayyubid period (1171 - 1250), naskh script, Syria
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Clay: sandy, buff-white.
Glaze: silicious, transparent greenish-white; areas of a pearly iridescence due to decay.
Decoration: painted in brown lustre; spots of turquoise-green; inscriptions in naskhi, partly obliterated.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 306.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 34, pp. 80-81.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 63, pp. 140-141.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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