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Catalog number 58.33
Title Bowl
Object Name Bowl
Description This turquoise terracotta bowl shows two birds with spread wings, separated by two quatrefoils on a plum ground. In this example decoration was applied onto the pot, painted in black slip under a turquoise glaze to create a silhouette effect. Large birds, animals, and fabulous creatures form the bulk of the imagery from this period. Iran, 800 AD - 1000 AD
Medium/Material Terracotta/Ceramic
Dimensions H-3.75 Dia-8.25 inches
Year Range from 800.0
Year Range to 1000.0
Search Terms 10th century AD
9th century AD
Samanid dynasty
West Asia
Exhibition and Publication History *"Queens College Art Collection," 1960, #210.
*"The Artist's Menagerie," Queens Museum, 1974, #15, illus.
*The Grandeur of Islamic Art in Image and Object, GTM, February 13 - May 31, 2007. Lisa Brody, Co-Curator.
*"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter, A. Bauer, Curators.
Culture Iranian/Samanid dynasty