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Bowl

Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Geography:
Syria, probably Damascus
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Diam. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1941
Accession Number:
41.165.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
This bowl represents another innovation that coincided with the Syrian adoption of stonepaste: the application of pigment oxides directly on ceramic bodies before coating with transparent glaze. Often painted in radial designs, the colors included chromium black, copper turquoise, cobalt blue, and iron oxide red. Recent analysis suggests the main production center for this ware was Damascus.
Marking: -Sticker on foot: 153
-In red, on foot: S.L. 1862.18
-Sticker on exterior of foot: HOH
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (by 1931–41; gifted to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 12 to June 28, 1931." In Loan Exhibition of Ceramic Art of the Near East. New York, 1931. no. 172, pp. 39-40.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 192.

Ekhtiar, Maryam, Sheila R. Canby, Navina Haidar, and Priscilla P. Soucek, ed. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1st ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 97, pp. 5, 138, 149-150, ill. p. 149 (color).



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