Bowl with Eagle

Maker: Muslim Ibn al-Dahhan

Object Name: Bowl

Date: ca. 1000

Geography: Attributed to Egypt

Medium: Earthenware; luster-painted on opaque white glaze

Dimensions: H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Diam. 10 in. (25.4 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Gift of Charles K. and Irma B. Wilkinson, 1963

Accession Number: 63.178.1


The signature of the artist Muslim appears beneath the eagle's right claw and underneath the foot of this remarkable bowl. Muslim is the only Egyptian potter of this period (ca. 1000) whose name is known. In representing this heraldic eagle, he used a motif that had been popular for a long time and was not limited to the iconography of Fatimid works.