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Bowl with Geometric Rosette

Engraved slip ware:orange clay, cream slip, transparent yellowish glaze
Overall: 2 15/16 x 7 7/8 in. (7.5 x 20 cm)
diam. of foot: 3 7/16 in. (8.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1994
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
A compass was used for drawing decorative bands on pottery. The mark of the compass point is visible at the center of this bowl. Designs imitating metalwork patterns often closely resemble those in contemporary Islamic art, providing some indication of trade and export patterns during the middle Byzantine period.
John P. Demoleas (USA), Tenafly, New Jersey (sold 1994)
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Campbell, Sheila D., ed. The Malcove Collection: A Catalogue of the Objects in The Lilian Malcove Collection of The University of Toronto. Toronto and Buffalo, New York: University of Toronto Press, 1985. no. 255.

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Early Medieval Islamic Pottery: The Eleventh Century Reconsidered." Muqarnas IX: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture 9 (1992). pp. 56–66.

Evans, Helen C., and William D. Wixom, ed. The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843–1261. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. no. 181, p. 259.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 106 A, pp. 90–91.

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