Bowl

Large glazed earthenware bowl, with polychrome glazes, predominantly green, yellow, and purple over a light white slip. High outflaring sides end in simple rim. Almost flat, unglazed ring foot. The interior of the bowl is divided into large rectangles and triangles, with alternating colors and incised decoration. Incised lines and “corkscrew” circles outline and decorate the squares.

Historical period(s)
10th century
Medium
Earthenware painted and incised under glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.3 x 21.1 x 21.1 cm (3 1/4 x 8 5/16 x 8 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Nishapur
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.128
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
earthenware, Hauge collection, Iran, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Large glazed earthenware bowl, with polychrome glazes, predominantly green, yellow, and purple over a light white slip. High outflaring sides end in simple rim. Almost flat, unglazed ring foot. The interior of the bowl is divided into large rectangles and triangles, with alternating colors and incised decoration. Incised lines and "corkscrew" circles outline and decorate the squares.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort, Massumeh Farhad, Ann C. Gunter. Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts. Washington, 2000. cat. 37, pp. 65, 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. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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