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Acquired in 1929 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Watson, Oliver Ceramics from Islamic Lands London: Thames & Hudson, 2004. p.173 Lane, Arthur Early Islamic Pottery - Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia London: Faber and Faber, 1947. p.3 and 4 http://islamicceramics.ashmol.ox.ac.uk
collection_code
MES
credit
date_end
0900-12-31
date_start
0800-01-01
date_text
9th century (made)
descriptive_line
White glazed earthenware bowl with underpainting in dark blue
dimensions
Diameter: 24.5 cm, Height: 7.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
World Ceramics, room 145
historical_context_note
White glazed earthenwares appeared for the first time in the late 8th or 9th century. The Abbasid wares from Iraq are the most direct evidence for the impact of Chinese imported porecelain. Basra was one port which greatly benefited from the expansion of maritime trade during the Abbasid period. Large quantities of Chinese whitewares and porcelaneous wares have been found on Abbasid-period sites near the Arabian sea and the Persian gulf.
historical_significance
history_note
Historical significance: This bowl is a typical example of an underglazd decorated ware in cobalt blue and closely imitates Chinese porcelain wares in that it has very little decoration. The simplicity of the bowl's painted designs and the harmonious storkes of the brush suggest that it is one of the earlier produced wares. It's deep well, rounded form and flared rim are also strong indicators that the potter intended to closely imitate Chinese whitewares. International trade not only led to a demand for Chinese wares but also led to signifcant advances and experimentation by Islamic potters. In attempting to imitate the appearance of white porcelain Islamic potters in the ninth century achieved the creation of a white surface glaze which is believed to be (Lane) one of the highest achievements in ceramic history.
id
95766
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:57:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:57:32.000Z
latitude
33.24052
location
World Ceramics, room 145, case 3, shelf 3
longitude
43.68985
marks
materials
earthenware
materials_techniques
White glazed earthenware with underpainting in blue
museum_number
CIRC.122-1929
museum_number_token
circ1221929
object_number
O123378
object_type
Bowl
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This earthenware bowl is a sandy grey colour and is painted in very dark blue paint. The bowl has a deep well with curved walls and a rounded flared rim. The bowl has clearly been repaired from many small pieces. The pattern painted on the inside of the bowl is geometric; it comprises of a central tirangle which has a thin border. There is a hexagonal shape painted in the middle of the triangle which further contains a circular shape made up of 6 oval/petal like forms. The three corners of the central triangle (which partly comprise of the border of the hexagon shape) are painted as three further smaller triangles which are filled with a stripe design. Extending out from the corners of these three smaller triangles, three semi lobed/triangular geometric shapes are painted in the same very dark blue paint (almost looks like an abstract standing form with extended wings). The remainder of the well is made up of three further designs which comprise of a thick lobed border in which striped panels, a long rectangular shape and dark painted neck like design are painted.
place
Iraq
primary_image_id
2009CC7125
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
bowl-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Painted, glazing (coating)
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
900
year_start
800