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

Bowl

9th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Bowl of earthenware with decoration painted in olive-green, vermilion and deep purple on a white slip. Conical with slightly turned out rim and flat base. Light red clay. In the middle is a rosette reserved on a green-painted ground. Round the sides radiate alternate palmettes with reserved veins and large buds painted in green with inner markings of vermilion, and in the palmettes, a row of three deep purple spots. Buds and palmettes are in contour panels, the field being filled with small dots and circles with dotted centres. Round the edge is a scalloped green band. There is slip on the exterior reaching almost to the base. Round the rim are diagonal dashes of vermilion.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Earthenware with decoration painted in olive-green, vermilion and deep purple on a white slip
Brief description
Conical bowl of earthenware with decoration painted in olive-green, vermilion and deep purple on a white slip, Central Asia, 9th century.
Physical description
Bowl of earthenware with decoration painted in olive-green, vermilion and deep purple on a white slip. Conical with slightly turned out rim and flat base. Light red clay. In the middle is a rosette reserved on a green-painted ground. Round the sides radiate alternate palmettes with reserved veins and large buds painted in green with inner markings of vermilion, and in the palmettes, a row of three deep purple spots. Buds and palmettes are in contour panels, the field being filled with small dots and circles with dotted centres. Round the edge is a scalloped green band. There is slip on the exterior reaching almost to the base. Round the rim are diagonal dashes of vermilion.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 24.1cm
Object history
Formerly in the Demotte Collection.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Lane, Arthur. Early Islamic Pottery. London: Faber and Faber, 1947. 52p., ill. Page 18, plate 17B
Collection
Accession number
C.147-1937

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Record createdNovember 7, 2003
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