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Bowl with a bird and calligraphy design

Creation date: 10th century
Creation place: Iran

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Type: Ceramic Bowl
Medium and Support: Ceramic
Credit Line: Gift of Edwin Binney, 3rd
Accession Number: 1971.72
State/Province: Khorasan Province
Dimensions: 3 1/16 in. x 9 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (7.78 cm x 24.77 cm x 24.77 cm)
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04/17/17 Diana Chou
Earthenware, with slip-painted decoration, 9th–10th century
Bold, graphic bowls with black-and-white designs were excavated by the dozen at the site of Nishapur, a major trade city in northeastern Iran, and they seem to have been a specialty of potters there. This bowl is decorated with a band of writing, with the word baraka (“blessing”) rendered in a stylized script, encircling a bird with wings curving up on either side of its head.
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Islamic Art from the Edwin Binney Collection Phoenix Art Museum , 3/18/1977 - 5/1/1977

Persian Art , 11/23/2013 - 6/8/2014

Persian Art , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Persian Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of Iran The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

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