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POT 502
POT 502

Bowl

POT 502

Iraq

9th–10th century AD

POT 502

Bowl

POT 502

Iraq

9th–10th century AD

fine earthenware, painted in monochrome lustre over an opaque white glaze

4.3 x 18cm

The bowl is decorated with a highly stylized human figure holding a goblet, and a short inscription – clearly part of a commonly used formula, ‘Trust [in God and you will be gratified], ask [and you will be given]’ – all on a dotted background.

The bowl is heavily made, with a fine yellow fabric, and is entirely covered with an opaque white glaze, except at the foot. The exterior is decorated with alternating tear-drops and circles.

E.J. Grube et al, Cobalt and Lustre. The First Centuries of Islamic Pottery, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume IX, London 1994, cat.21, p.30.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.31, p.49.