Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze
H. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm) Diam. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1938
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).
Artist:Date: 10th century Accession Number: 38.40.137 Date:10th centuryMedium:Earthenware; white slip, incised and splashed with polychrome glazes under transparent glaze (sgraffito ware)Accession:38.40.137On view in:Gallery 452
Artist:Date: late 9th–early 10th century Accession Number: 38.40.118 Date:late 9th–early 10th centuryMedium:Earthenware; white slip with black slip decoration under transparent glazeAccession:38.40.118On view in:Not on view