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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, Greek.

Name of Object:

Bowl with laurel leaves

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

About Benaki Museum, Athens

Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd-4th century / AD 9th-10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

467

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware with lustre colours

Dimensions:

Diameter 21.7 cm

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

The bowl is painted in polychrome lustre colours achieved by using silver, copper and sulphuric oxides. It is decorated with laurel leaves on the rim and a geometric pattern with dots. The design reflects the connection of early lustre pottery with glass as motifs reflect those on late antique glasswork.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl with laurel leaves" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;32;en

MWNF Working Number: GR 32

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids


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