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

Name of Object:

Bowl

Location:

Turin, Italy

Holding Museum:

MAO Museum of Oriental Art

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Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd century / AD 9th century

Museum Inventory Number:

ISv/2

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware, opaque white glaze, blue decoration

Dimensions:

Diameter 22 cm

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

Abbasid ceramic production in Iraq indicates the significant impact of Chinese porcelain, found in numerous fragments throughout Mesopotamia. The plain elegance of this production is embodied in this small bowl, whose surface, entirely coated in white opaque glaze, is decorated simply by the phrase "work of Khalid" traced in elegant kufic characters with cobalt blue, painted directly over the glazing.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;it;Mus21;1;en

MWNF Working Number: IT1 01

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Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids


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Calligraphy Ceramics

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