- Museum number
Bowl. Fritware (stonepaste), covered with a white glaze, then in-glaze painted in turquoise and blue and overglaze painted in red and black. Depicting enthroned royal figure and four attendants with visitor in a garden with trees, birds and pond. Persian inscription painted below the figures with second inscription painted on the exterior rim. Stylised ornamentation on outer body. High foot-ring,
- Production date
- 1187 (Muharram (March-April) 583 AH)
Diameter: 8.80 centimetres (base)
Diameter: 21 centimetres (rim)
Height: 0.90 centimetres (base)
Height: 9.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This bowl has been attributed to the artist Abu Zayd, who is known to have made two other bowls with the same iconography, also inscribed with poetry and dated 1186-87 AD (583 AH).
'Turks: A journey of a thousand years, 600-1600', edited by David J. Roxburgh (London, Royal Academy of Arts, 2005), cat. 45, pp. 88-89 and 388.
- Survey of Persian Art, pl. 688
- On display (G42/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2005 Jan-Apr, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 'Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years', cat. no. 45
2000 12 Jun-17 Sept, St Petersburg, The Hermitage 'In the name of the beneficent and merciful'
1999-2000 15 Dec-24 Apr, Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Kerk Museum, 'In the name of the beneficent and merciful'
- Fair; complete
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number