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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Bowl

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

Small bowl, buff-coloured earthenware, shallow with a broad everted rim, covered in opaque white glaze, painted in silver-rich yellow lustre with a bird in contour panels against a dotted ground, the rim border with scalloped bands and dotted ground. The exterior with three medallions with concentric circles against a ground of dotted dashes, the base of the footring with inscription and late inscribed in ink 'No. 498'. Restoration.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration
Brief Description
Bowl, whiteware, with lustre-painted bird: Iraq (probably Basra), 10th century.
Physical Description
Small bowl, buff-coloured earthenware, shallow with a broad everted rim, covered in opaque white glaze, painted in silver-rich yellow lustre with a bird in contour panels against a dotted ground, the rim border with scalloped bands and dotted ground. The exterior with three medallions with concentric circles against a ground of dotted dashes, the base of the footring with inscription and late inscribed in ink 'No. 498'. Restoration.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 5.5in
  • Height: 1.6in
taken from registers
Styles
Gallery Label
BOWL Enamelled earthenware painted in lustre MESOPOTAMIAN, 10th century Given by Mons. G. Tabbagh(Used until 11/2003)
Credit line
Given by Monsieur G. Tabbagh.
Object history
Given by Monsieur Georges Tabbagh. 39 rue Lafayette, Paris.
Bibliographic References
  • Liefkes, Reino and Hilary Young (eds.) Masterpieces of World Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V&A Publishing, 2008, pp. 34-35.
Collection
Accession Number
C.1309-1924

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record createdJanuary 30, 1998
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