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Two Bowls Inscribed, "Happiness"

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
9th–10th century
Geography:
Uzbekistan, Samarqand; Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) D. 9 13/16 in. (25 cm) D. of Base: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.40.7
Not on view
1938, excavated at Qanat Tepe in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1939, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Wilkinson, Charles K. "The Glazed Pottery of Nishapur and Samarkand." Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Series, vol. 20, no. 3 (November 1961). p. 110, ill. fig. 15.

Wilkinson, Charles K. Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 20a,b, ch. 4, pp. 137, 151, p. 151 (b/w).

Grabar, Oleg. "1989 Andrew W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts." In Intermediary Demons Toward a Theory of Ornament. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1989. p. 12, ill. fig. 4 (b/w).



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