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.
Ceramic; earthenware, painted in black slip and green and yellow pigments under a transparent glaze
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.3_top_PS2.jpg)
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