Bowl with a Bird
Arts of the Islamic World
On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
Contour panels filled with V-shaped motifs enhance the bold shape of the peacock on this bowl. This style of decoration is typical of tenth-century monochrome lusterware production under the cAbbasid rulers of Iraq. The tail of the peacock contains an inscription that, though damaged, still contains the last two letters of the Arabic word baraka, which means “blessing.” Inscriptions wishing good fortune for the owner commonly appear on Islamic ceramics from this time.
Ceramic; earthenware, painted in luster on an opaque white glaze
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
Prior to 1963, provenance not yet documented; by 1963, acquired by Ernest Erickson of New York; December 16, 1986, gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc. to the Brooklyn Museum.
Bowl with a Bird, 10th century. Ceramic; earthenware, painted in luster on an opaque white glaze, Diameter: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.80. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.80_top_PS2.jpg)
top, 86.227.80_top_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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