4 April 2006
AN ABBASID COBALT-BLUE, GREEN AND GREY TIN-GLAZED POTTERY BOWL
MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH CENTURY
Of rounded form with everted lip on short foot, the pale grey interior with a radiating design of eight segments bounded by floral motifs and enclosed by paired arches each containing a large green splash, similar green splashes around the rim, repaired, a few areas of restoration
7in. (17.7cm.) diam.
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A very similar bowl is in the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (Oliver Watson, Ceramics from Islamic Lands, London, 2004, Cat.D.3, p.174).
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