Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Bowl

10th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bowl, buff-coloured earthenware, assembled from several different bowl fragments of comparable age to form a single bowl with convex sides curving outwards at the lip, raised on a shallow footring. The fragments are each covered in an opaque white glaze, some are painted in silver-rich, yellowish-green lustre to form in the centre the image of a male figure in a long robe with a hat, holding a bottle in one hand and a cup in the other, executed in the "bevelled" style found in contemporary woodwork, the rim has a scalloped band. The exterior has a dot and stalk pattern in lustre.



object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware painted with greenish-yellow lustre
Brief Description
Bowl, whiteware, greenish-gold lustre-painted with a man holding a bottle; Iraq, 10th century. Re-construction.
Physical Description
Bowl, buff-coloured earthenware, assembled from several different bowl fragments of comparable age to form a single bowl with convex sides curving outwards at the lip, raised on a shallow footring. The fragments are each covered in an opaque white glaze, some are painted in silver-rich, yellowish-green lustre to form in the centre the image of a male figure in a long robe with a hat, holding a bottle in one hand and a cup in the other, executed in the "bevelled" style found in contemporary woodwork, the rim has a scalloped band. The exterior has a dot and stalk pattern in lustre.



Dimensions
  • Diameter: 12.4cm
Gallery Label
BOWL White-glazed earthenware painted in lustre MESOPOTAMIAN; 10th century Given by Mr. Herbert Bensilum C.72-1950(1960-80?)
Credit line
Given by Mr H. Bensilum
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.72-1950

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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