Bowl Egypt, twelfth century Earthenware, overglaze luster painted 2 9/16 x 6 13/16 in (6.51 x 17.3 cm) Accessed 3/22/14 This bowl shows some typical features of Islamic pottery: luster paint, vegetal and zoomorphic (fish) patters, calligraphy and symmetry.
Bowl Iran, Nishapur Bowl, 10th century Ceramic; Vessel, Earthenware, white slip, slip-painted in yellow-staining black, 3 x 10 1/8 in. (7.62 x 25.72 cm) Art Museum Council Fund (M.68.22.11) Art of the Middle East: Islamic Department.
1. An Egyptian or Syrian earthenware bowl, 1200-50, depicting a harpy; her wing has a tiraz band with a pseudo-Kufic ‘inscription’ on it.