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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Iraqi
Creator Dates/Places: Iraq
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Iraq
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 800
Creation End Date: 899
Creation Date: 9th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramics
Materials and Techniques: Tin-glazed and stained earthenware
Dimensions: H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm), Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 63.159.4
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1963
This ceramic bowl is one of the first examples to incorporate calligraphy as the main element of decoration. The Arabic word 'ghibta' (happiness) is repeated in the center and creates a balanced composition when combined with the half-circles decorating the rim.
AMICA ID: MMA_.63.159.4
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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