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Asian Art

Bowl with Stripes

9th–10th century

Earthenware splash-painted on opaque white glaze

2 3/4 × 10 in. (7 × 25.4 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1951.51.70
The flowing blue and green lines on this bowl are a response to imported Chinese ceramics that were often decorated with splashed glazes in shades of white, green, and amber. The shape of the bowl and the use of an opaque white ground to cover the body also echo imported Chinese wares, in particular early porcelains traded to West Asia in the late eighth and ninth centuries C.E.
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Iraqi, Islamic
Period: 
Abbasid dynasty (750–1258)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Rene Pottier Collection (named on Vignier label); Charles Vignier, dealer Paris (label #210.29); purchased by A. U. Pope in London 1932 for Mrs. William H. Moore; Asia Institute (NY exhibition lender); Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Maurice Pezard, La ceramique archaique de l’Islam et ses origines, 2 vols. (Paris: E. Leroux, 1920).

Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), pl. 471.

Phyllis Ackerman, Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art, 2, exh. cat. (New York: The Iranian Institue, 1940), 146, label MWH19.

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