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Acquired in 1984 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MES
credit
date_end
0900-12-31
date_start
0700-01-01
date_text
700-900 (made)
descriptive_line
Earthenware bowl with a white glaze, Iraq (probably Basra), 700-900.
dimensions
Diameter: 24 cm, Height: 6.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Islamic Middle East, room 42
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
41853
label
Plain Whiteware Bowls Northern China, probably Gongxian, and Iraq, probably Basra 700-900 These two bowls illustrate the first stage in Islamic luxury ceramics. The smaller Chinese bowl is the type of whiteware imported into Iraq from about 750. The larger Iraqi bowl shows how this whiteware was imitated. It has the same shape, and originally had the same bright whiteness, now dulled by long burial. Stoneware with transparent glaze and earthenware with opaque glaze Museum nos. C.22-1950; C.178-1984 [Jameel Gallery] Bowl Earthenware with an opaque white glaze IRAQ; about 800 to 900 AD C.178-1984 This bowl copies in every detail a Chinese white porcelain bowl of the earliest type imported into the Middle East. It uses an opaque white glaze - possibly a thin-glaze - to imitate the white material of the original. [Old G133 - 1990]
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:10:06.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:10:06.000Z
latitude
30.485809
location
Islamic Middle East, room 42, case 2W
longitude
47.807911
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
Glazed earthenware
museum_number
C.178-1984
museum_number_token
c1781984
object_number
O86490
object_type
Bowl
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Earthenware bowl with an opaque white glaze.
place
Basra
primary_image_id
2006AF6981
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This bowl illustrates the first stage in the development of Islamic luxury ceramics. In the early 9th century Iraqi potters began to imitate elegant white bowls imported from China. They used the local yellow clay, which they masked with an opaque white glaze. The shape of this bowl imitates that of a type of Chinese imported stoneware. It originally had the same bright whiteness, now dulled by long burial. Glazed ceramics were not widely used in the pre-Islamic Middle East, but in the 8th and 9th centuries they began to assume the important role they have today. The high-fired stoneware ceramics from China, first brought to Iraq by sea in the 8th century, were one stimulus for this change.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
bowl-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
glazing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
900
year_start
700