Bowl with Abstract Geometric Design
On View In:
Gallery 243
Artist:   Artist Unknown  
Title:   Bowl with Abstract Geometric Design  
Date:   9th-10th century  
Medium:   Earthenware with overglaze decor in cobalt blue  
Dimensions:   2 1/8 x 8 in. (5.4 x 20.32 cm)  
Credit Line:   The William Hood Dunwoody Fund  
Location:   Gallery 243  

Object Description  
Classification:   Ceramics  
Physical Description:   Bowl, Abbasid dynasty, early Islamic Samarra type, with rounded sides and flattened, out-turned lip. Greyish pottery with opaque greyish white glaze, painted in light-dark blue with conventionalized design consisting of two highly stylized flowers(?)(double Pomgranates?) joined at the base, within a garland resembling laurel. Low foot. Broken and mended. Rey excavation.  
Creation Place:   Asia, Iraq, , ,  
Accession #:   32.32.5  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts