Earthenware; luster-painted on opaque white glaze under transparent colorless glaze
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Wt. 10.7 oz. (303.4 g)
Rogers Fund, 1963
Not on view
[ Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York, until 1963; sold to MMA]
Pinder-Wilson, Ralph. "An Early Fatimid Bowl Decorated in Lustre." In Aus der Welt der Islamischen Kunst. Festschrift für Ernst Kuhnel, edited by Richard Ettinghausen. Berlin, 1959. Discusses series of luster bowls that may be dated to the reign of the caliph al-Hakim (996–1021); our bowl seems stylistically to belong to the same series.
Grube, Ernst J. "The Art of Islamic Pottery." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23, no. 6 (February 1965). pp. 214-15, ill. fig. 8 (b/w).
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn, Suzanne G. Valenstein, and Julia Meech-Pekarik. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art." In Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. vol. 12. Tokyo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977. ill. pl. 237 (b/w), interior and profile.