Bowl, Earthenware; luster-painted on opaque white glaze under transparent colorless glaze

Bowl

Date:
second half 10th century
Geography:
Made in Egypt, Fustat
Medium:
Earthenware; luster-painted on opaque white glaze under transparent colorless glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Wt. 10.7 oz. (303.4 g)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.16.3
Not on view
[ Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York, until 1963; sold to MMA]
Pinder-Wilson, Ralph. "An Early Fatimid Bowl Decorated in Lustre." In Aus der Welt der Islamischen Kunst. Festschrift für Ernst Kuhnel, edited by Richard Ettinghausen. Berlin, 1959. Discusses series of luster bowls that may be dated to the reign of the caliph al-Hakim (996–1021); our bowl seems stylistically to belong to the same series.

Grube, Ernst J. "The Art of Islamic Pottery." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23, no. 6 (February 1965). pp. 214-15, ill. fig. 8 (b/w).

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn, Suzanne G. Valenstein, and Julia Meech-Pekarik. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art." In Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. vol. 12. Tokyo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977. ill. pl. 237 (b/w), interior and profile.

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Pottery: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. 40, no. 4 (Spring 1983). no. 7, p. 9, ill. pl. 7 (b/w).

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Early Medieval Islamic Pottery: The Eleventh Century Reconsidered." Muqarnas vol. 9 (1992). p. 59, ill. fig. 11 (b/w).

Ekhtiar, Maryam. "Shimmering Surfaces: Lustre Ceramics of the Islamic World." Arts of Asia vol. 42 (2012). p. 92, ill. fig. 5 (color).