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Bowl, 800s

  • Islamic, Iraqi

Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt

  • Overall (h x diam): 2 3/4 × 8 inches (7 × 20.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund


Inscribed, Kufic script: 'Umila Salih [translated: Made by Salih]

(Maurice Eustache de Lorey)

1954-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1931, cat. 140. Persian Art. London, 1931, cat. 48Q [Survey Persian Art, pl. 572D]. Wiet, Garton. L'Esposition Persane de 1931. p. 9, p. 16 [calls it an adaptation of blue-silhouetted Tjang ware; Survey, p. 1486]. DeYoung Memorial Museum. San Francisco, 1937, cat. 101. Pope, Arthur Upham. Survey of Persian Art. 1939, p. 1482; [cobalt painted ware] p. 1484; [there may be a brief phrase in the bottom, the rims...carry small segments of solid a continuous chain suggesting a garland] pl. 572D]. Bulletin of the DIA 34, no. 3 (1954-55): p. 63. Lane, Arthur. Early Islamic Pottery. New York, 1948, p. 13, [discussed], pl. 9A (ill.). Tamari, Vera. Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum. (fig. 15).

Islamic, Iraqi, Bowl, 800s, tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund, 54.498.