Footed Bowl

Footed Bowl

late 1100s-early 1200s

Fritware, pierced and underglaze painting

Overall: 9.8 x 18.2 cm (3 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.581

Description

Iranian potters created transparency by piercing and glazing frit-body walls. Here, triangles and rosettes decorate incised scallops beneath the blue rim. The footed shape is derived from Iranian metal bowls.

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