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Bowl of Silhouette Ware

12th century

Pottery, rabbit painted in black slip, alkaline glazed, border black slipped and carved

3 3/8 × 7 3/16 in. (8.5 × 18.2 cm) Stand: 1 1/8 × 3 5/8 in. (2.9 × 9.2 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
Islamic, Iranian
Iran, Seljuk period (1037–1194)
Containers - Ceramics

Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York, to 1951; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Arthur Upham Pope and Dr. Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), 749–50, 1618, fig. 1.

Dr. Phyllis Ackerman, Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art, 2, exh. cat. (New York: The Iranian Institue, 1940), 166, no. 22B.

Arthur Lane, Early Islamic Pottery: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Persia (London: Faber and Faber, 1947).

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