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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Iraq (made)
    (Mesopotamia)

  • Date:

    10th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted with greenish-yellow lustre

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr H. Bensilum

  • Museum number:

    C.72-1950

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case S, shelf 3

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.

Place of Origin

Iraq (made)
(Mesopotamia)

Date

10th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted with greenish-yellow lustre

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.4 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, whiteware, greenish-gold lustre-painted with a man holding a bottle; Iraq, 10th century. Re-construction.

Labels and date

BOWL
White-glazed earthenware painted in lustre
MESOPOTAMIAN; 10th century
Given by Mr. Herbert Bensilum
C.72-1950 [1960-80?]

Materials

Tin glazed earthenware; Lustre

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Bottle; Figure

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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