Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 9th-10th century
Medium
Earthenware painted with cobalt pigment on opaque glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 4.2 x 14 cm (1 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Geography
Iraq
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge
Accession Number
S1997.108
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), earthenware, Iraq, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)

Label

In ninth-century Iraq, potters began to explore the decorative potential of letters and words to embellish surfaces. The white bowl, inscribed with the work of Umar belongs to one of the earliest groups of signed ceramic vessels from the Islamic world.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Dr. Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 34, pp. 62, 88.
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 134-137, fig. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum