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"Bamiyan Ware" bowl

Object Name:
Plate
Date:
11th–12th century
Geography:
Central Asia
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Earthenware; slip-covered, incised and polychrome decorated under a transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Diam. of rim: 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
Pottery decorated with incised designs and splashed colored glazes was popular in most areas of the Islamic world. This plate belongs to a group of ceramics reportedly found at the site of Shahr-i Ghulghula at Bamiyan in Afghanistan. While these works are usually described as "Bamiyan," there is no archaeological evidence that they were produced there.
Reportedly from the site of Shahr-i Gholghola at Bamiyan, Afghanistan (Gardin, J.C., "Poteries de Bamiyan", Ars Orientalis, II, 1957, pp. 227–245)

Private collection(by 1957); [ Eric J. Zetterquist, New York, until 1993; sold to MMA]
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