Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Bowl, 10th century
    Iraq
    Composite body, luster-painted

    Gr. H. 2 5/16 in. (6.2 cm), Max. Diam. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
    Gift of Edwin Binney 3rd, and Purchase, Richard S. Perkins Gift, 1977 (1977.126)

    Monochrome ceramics painted in luster often include stylized human figures. In this example—outstanding for its originality and skill of execution—the lively caricature-like quality of the seated man holding a beaker and flowering branch is enhanced by the two birds that hold fish in their beaks but look like they are kissing.

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    Bowl, 10th century
    Iraq
    Composite body, luster-painted

    Gr. H. 2 5/16 in. (6.2 cm), Max. Diam. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
    Gift of Edwin Binney 3rd, and Purchase, Richard S. Perkins Gift, 1977 (1977.126)


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