Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze
H. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Diam. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1938
Not on view
This bowl exhibits the same brilliant white ground and restraint of decoration as the fine inscriptional pieces from Nishapur. The somewhat daring compositional device of a band-–commonly featuring an inscription, but seen here with abstract decoration—proceeding across the center from edge to edge is also seen in other Nishapur wares.
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. 7, ch. 4, pp. 133-134, 148, ill. p. 148 (b/w).