A typical composition for the buff ware objects with abstract patterns, this bowl employs a favored quadripartite layout and hatched ground, and uses floral forms that were widespread in the ninth century.
1938, excavated at Tepe Madrasa in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1939, 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. 20a,b, ch. 1, pp. 10, 34, ill. p. 34 (b/w).