Tin-glazed bowls may have been made in imitation of white Chinese stoneware. Muslim ceramists added decorations in cobalt blue, demonstrating the fine quality of the glaze. The decorative inscription, off-center to the left, states that the ceramicist was named Suhayl.
Inscription: made by Suhayl [mimma 'amala suhayl] (Ghouchani 1986, pl. 105)
[ Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York, until 1963; sold to MMA]
Indianapolis. Indiana University. "East-West in Art," June 1, 1966–October 1, 1966, no catalogue.
Grube, Ernst J. "The Art of Islamic Pottery." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23, no. 6 (February 1965). p. 210, ill. fig. 1 (b/w).
Bowie, Theodore Robert, and T. Brend. East-West in Art. Patterns of Aesthetic and Cultural Relationships. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1966.
Artist: Date: 9th–10th century Accession Number: 39.40.10 Date: 9th–10th centuryMedium: Earthenware; painted in black with splashes of green on opaque white (tin) glazeAccession: 39.40.10On view in:Gallery 453