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Bowl

Date:
9th century
Geography:
Iraq
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Earthenware; painted in color on opaque white (tin) glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) Diam. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.16.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Tin-glazed bowls may have been made in imitation of white Chinese stoneware. Muslim ceramists added decorations in cobalt blue, demonstrating the fine quality of the glaze. The decorative inscription, off-center to the left, states that the ceramicist was named Suhayl.
Inscription: made by Suhayl [mimma 'amala suhayl] (Ghouchani 1986, pl. 105)
[ Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York, until 1963; sold to MMA]
Indianapolis. Indiana University. "East-West in Art," June 1, 1966–October 1, 1966.

Grube, Ernst J. "The Art of Islamic Pottery." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23, no. 6 (February 1965). p. 210, ill. fig. 1 (b/w).

Bowie, Theodore Robert, and T. Brend. East-West in Art. Patterns of Aesthetic and Cultural Relationships. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1966.



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