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Lusterware Bowl with Peacock
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Lusterware Bowl with Peacock

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Description In Arab countries and Muslim realms in the Mediterranean region, artistic innovation flourished in the 9th-14th centuries. Lusterware was among the most original development of Arab potters, who mixed silver sulfides and copper oxides to create a shiny, metallic sheen on the surface of glazed earthenware bowls, plates, and other utilitarian vessels. This lusterware bowl with underglaze black is decorated with a peacock against a scrollwork background.
Date Description Narrative
4/18/1960Treatmentcleaned; coated
7/11/2000Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; other
  • Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Yeshiva University Museum, New York. 2013-2014.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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12th-early 13th century (Medieval)
fritware, with luster decoration
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H: 3 3/4 × Diam: 13 3/4 in. (9.46 × 34.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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