Attributed to Iran or Uzbekistan, Nishapur or Samarqand; Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Earthenware; black slip with white slip decoration under a transparent glaze
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Diam. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1938
Not on view
The presence of part of another vessel fused to the exterior of this bowl during the firing process seems a fairly good indication it was not imported, a conclusion supported by the fact that a waster of this ware was also found.
1937, excavated at Sabz Pushan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1938, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds
Wilkinson, Charles K. Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 13, ch. 5, pp. 162-163, 172, ill. p. 172 (b/w).