Bowl with Rosette

Object Name: Bowl

Date: 10th century

Geography: Attributed to present-day Uzbekistan, Samarqand

Medium: Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze

Dimensions: H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Diam. of rim: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1961

Accession Number: 61.144


The whirling rosette decorating the base of this vessel seems to be a trademark of wares made in Samarqand, and its appearance on wares found in Nishapur may indicate that they were imported from Samarqand. A pseudo-inscription in kufic script is repeated on the exterior of this bowl, in the same red as the whirling rosette.