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Bowl with Birds

Arts of the Islamic World

Within one hundred fifty years of the cAbbasid Dynasty's conquest of Iran, semiautonomous dynasties had consolidated their power on the fringes of the empire. One such dynasty, the Samanids, gained ascendancy in Uzbekistan and Turkestan in the ninth century, spreading their influence to Khurasan in the tenth century. Excavations at Nishapur in Khurasan and Afrasiyab near Samarkand in Uzbekistan have unearthed a range of highly distinctive ceramics.

MEDIUM Ceramic; earthenware, painted in black slip and green and yellow pigments under a transparent glaze
DATES 10th century
DYNASTY Samanid
DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 x 8 1/2in. (8.3 x 21.6cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 86.227.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Bowl with Birds, 10th century. Ceramic; earthenware, painted in black slip and green and yellow pigments under a transparent glaze, 3 1/4 x 8 1/2in. (8.3 x 21.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.3. Creative Commons-BY
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