Name of Object:

Bowl

Location:

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Holding Museum:

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Museums

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Date of Object:

Hegira 13th century / AD 19th century

Museum Inventory Number:

1877.10.l

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware decorated with black and blue underglaze, over which a transparent yellow glaze.

Dimensions:

Height 13 cm, diameter 34 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Algeria.

Description:

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
Copyedited by: Mandi Gomez


MWNF Working Number: UK4 48B