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MAO Museumof Oriental Art
Hegira 3rd–4th century / AD 9th–10th century
Earthenware, opaque white glaze and blue spots
Diameter 26 cm
In the Abbasid era Samarra and Basra were flourishing centres offering a rich testimony of active local craftsmen. Islamic ceramists' admiration for Chinese porcelain is reflected in the production of monochrome white or cream-coloured pottery, coated with a thick opaque glaze decorated with spots of colour.
"Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;it;Mus21;3;en
MWNF Working Number: IT1 03