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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Ar-Raqqah (made)

  • Date:

    13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted with black, blue and brownish red enamels

  • Museum number:

    C.1-1937

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Bowl of earthenware painted with black, blue and brownish red enamels with a figure riding on a camel to the left. Flattened rim with a shallow convex bowl and a ring foot. The border is in small panels arrived at by debasing the Cufic script. The figure sits sideways on the camel, holding the bridle in her hand and striking the animal's rump with a stick held in the other. Fruit trees are growing in the field. Outside the bowl is a band of cable-pattern.

Place of Origin

Ar-Raqqah (made)

Date

13th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted with black, blue and brownish red enamels

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.3 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl of earthenware painted with enamels with a figure riding on a camel to the left, Ar-Raqqah, 13th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lane, Arthur. Early Islamic Pottery. London: Faber and Faber, 1947. 52p., ill. Pp. 44-5, plate 78B

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations); Trees; Camel

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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