Earthenware; painted in black with splashes of green on opaque white (tin) glaze
H. 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm)
Diam. 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1939
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
This bowl, with its opaque white ground, splashes of green glaze, and radial inscription, imitates a type of bowl made in Basra, Iraq, that was in turn based on Chinese prototypes. The inscription on this bowl, written with a purplish-black glaze rather than the cobalt blue used on Iraqi ceramics, identifies it as a Nishapur product.
1938, excavated near Tepe Alp Arslan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1939, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds