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Bowl with Seated Figures

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Description This bowl is an example of minai type H-ware. This ware became popular in the 12th century. It is an enameled ceramic, polychrome on white background, which often displays scenes from legends or human and animal figures. The ceramic was produced by a double-firing process to set the varnish over the enamel. This bowl displays five rows of female figures, coordinated in pairs with a medallion between each of them.
  • Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islam. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis. 2012-2013.
  • Reinstallation 2018: HH 450-452, 446-449 (1WMVP, Second Floor). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2021.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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12th-13th century (Saljuk)
fritware with overglaze enamel ("mina'i") and gilding
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H: 3 9/16 × Diam: 7 13/16 in. (9.1 × 19.8 cm)


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