Name of Object:
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Museums
Date of Object:
Hegira 13th century / AD 19th century
Museum Inventory Number:
Material(s) / Technique(s):
Earthenware decorated with black and blue underglaze, over which a transparent yellow glaze.
Height 13 cm, diameter 34 cm
Period / Dynasty:
A thrown, earthenware bowl with a wide and flaring shape that sits on a small, round pedestal base; it has been moulded by hand around the rim to produce a ring of indentations. The bowl has been coated with a slip of liquefied clay and decorated with a simple flowing design on the inside with black and blue underglaze. It is glazed overall with a thickly applied glaze that is a transparent, intense yellow.
View Short Description
This North African bowl would have been used for serving a vegetable stew with meat and couscous, a wheat product. Thrown on a wheel, it has a lid that matches it in shape but has a slightly smaller diameter. Vessels like this are still made today.
How date and origin were established:
Stylistic analysis: the object was collected by the donor from Algeria along with other similar Ottoman ceramics.
How Object was obtained:
Donated to the Museum in 1877.
How provenance was established:
The object was collected by the donor from Algeria along with other similar Ottoman ceramics.
Citation of this web page:
Noorah Al-Gailani "Bowl" in Discover Islamic Art, Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;uk;Mus04;44;en
Prepared by: Noorah Al-Gailani