Bowl with laurel leaves


Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
Athens, Greece

The bowl is painted in polychrome lustre colours achieved by using silver, copper and sulphuric oxides. It is decorated with laurel leaves on the rim and a geometric pattern with dots. The design reflects the connection of early lustre pottery with glass as motifs reflect those on late antique glasswork. Abbasid period. From Iraq, 9th-10th c. D 21.7 cm (ΓΕ 467)


  • Title: Bowl with laurel leaves
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0800/0999
  • Location Created: Iraq
  • diameter: 21.7
  • Physical Dimensions: h7 cm (complete)
  • Type: ceramic
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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