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MAO Museum of Oriental Art
Hegira 3rd century / AD 9th century
Earthenware, opaque white glaze, blue decoration
Diameter 22 cm
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.
"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