Imitation Green-Splashed Samarra Ware
Earthenware; painted in black with splashes of green on opaque white (tin) glaze
H. 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm)
Diam. 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1939
This bowl, with its opaque white ground, splashes of green glaze, and radial inscription, imitates a type of bowl made in Basra, Iraq, that was in turn based on Chinese prototypes. The inscription on this bowl, written with a purplish-black glaze rather than the cobalt blue used on Iraqi ceramics, identifies it as a Nishapur product.
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