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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
Ancient
Animal
Bird
Bowl
Ceramic
Iran
Islamic
Samanid dynasty
Seljuq
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