- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge (1914-2004) and (died 2000)
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