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Bowl with Peacock Motif

Arts of the Islamic World

Wasters, or ceramic products damaged during the firing process and therefore discarded as waste near the original kilns. Excavations by the Ottoman Imperial Museum in 1906 and 1908, by chance conducted near the thirteenth-century kilns, most likely exposed the buried wasters.
MEDIUM Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster on a transparent glaze with touches of cobalt blue under the glaze
  • Place Made: Raqqa, Syria
  • DATES ca. 1200–1230
    DYNASTY Ayyubid
    PERIOD Ayyubid
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/8 x 14 3/16 in. (10.5 x 36 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Selden
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bowl with Peacock Motif, ca. 1200–1230. Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster on a transparent glaze with touches of cobalt blue under the glaze, 4 1/8 x 14 3/16 in. (10.5 x 36 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Selden, 78.81. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 78.81_SL1.jpg)
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