This turquoise blue bowl, an example of Seljuq pottery, is decorated with molded stylized inscriptions around the outside of the rim. In the mid-11th century, the Seljuqs, a nomadic tribe of Turks, conquered Persia. From the 11th to the 13th century, the Seljuqs brought a period of peace that allowed for the flourishing of the arts in general, and specifically, pottery. Figure decoration appeared on Seljuq pottery from the mid 12th century onwards. At first the decoration was carved or molded while the glaze was monochrome. Such ware can be seen in this turquoise bowl which shows molded pseudo-calligraphy. 1200-1300 AD
|Dimensions||H-5.25 Dia-10.5 inches|
|Year Range from||1200|
|Year Range to||1300|
13th century AD
|Exhibition and Publication History||
*"Queens College Art Collection," 1960, #218.
*"Art of the East," Klapper Library, 1985, #23.
*"Director's Choice, Part I," G-TM, 4/17-6/1/02, #33.
*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.