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* An Islamic Blue Glazed Bowl, ca. 11th - 12th Century CE

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A large globular bowl standing on a round foot with an everted rim. The beautiful vegetation and swirl motifs painted in black contrast wonderfully with the intense turquoise blue under-glaze to create an eye-catching composition.

Black painted ceramics with blue under-glaze are traditionally attributed to the site of Raqqa which has provided a large number of related ceramics. This northern Syrian caravan city was a major production center for terracotta vessels under the Ayyubids, until being conquered by the Mongols in 1259. Remains of pottery firing debris have been discovered, proving, in a somewhat unique way, the activity which was practiced there.

Dimensions: Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm), Bowl diameter: 9 3/4  inches (24.8 cm)

Condition: Repaired from several pieces.

Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII.


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