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Bowl

Date:
10th century
Geography:
Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Earthenware; polychrome slip under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) Diam. of rim: 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, 1965
Accession Number:
65.270.1
Not on view
Although the iconography of buff-colored earthenwares like this bowl is not well understood, it is clear that a number of pieces with similar colors were created in a Christian context. At the time, Nishapur was also a Nestorian bishopric, and a number of these pieces incorporate crosses in their decoration.
Inscription: Kufic
[probably Hassan Khan Monif, New York]; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, New York (by 1961–65; gifted to MMA)
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 4, pp. 34-35, ill. p. 35 (b/w).



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