Bowl, Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze

Bowl

Date:
10th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Diam. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.40.222
Not on view
This bowl exhibits the same brilliant white ground and restraint of decoration as the fine inscriptional pieces from Nishapur. The somewhat daring compositional device of a band-–commonly featuring an inscription, but seen here with abstract decoration—proceeding across the center from edge to edge is also seen in other Nishapur wares.
1937, excavated at Sabz Pushan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1938, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Wilkinson, Charles K. Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 7, ch. 4, pp. 133-134, 148, ill. p. 148 (b/w).