Aug 8, 2012
Aug 8, 2012

Bowl with Two Birds

Bowl with Two Birds


Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decoration

Overall: 7.6 x 25 cm (3 x 9 13/16 in.)

Gift of George P. Bickford 1969.300



Two facing birds painted with dark brown slip (clay diluted with water) on a plain white slip ground were a popular decoration in eastern Iran. A stylized Arabic word, baraka (blessing), appears on each bird’s body.

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