Artist Islamic, Iraqi
  • Bowl
Date 800s
Medium Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt
Dimensions Overall (h x diam): 2 3/4 × 8 inches (7 × 20.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession Number 54.498
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, Kufic script: 'Umila Salih [translated: Made by Salih]
(Maurice Eustache de Lorey);
1954-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1931, cat. 140.

Persian Art. London, 1931, cat. 48Q [Survey Persian Art, pl. 572D].

Wiet, Garton. L'Esposition Persane de 1931. p. 9, p. 16 [calls it an adaptation of blue-silhouetted Tjang ware; Survey, p. 1486].

DeYoung Memorial Museum. San Francisco, 1937, cat. 101.

Pope, Arthur Upham. Survey of Persian Art. 1939, p. 1482; [cobalt painted ware] p. 1484; [there may be a brief phrase in the bottom, the rims...carry small segments of solid a continuous chain suggesting a garland] pl. 572D].

Bulletin of the DIA 34, no. 3 (1954-55): p. 63.

Lane, Arthur. Early Islamic Pottery. New York, 1948, p. 13, [discussed], pl. 9A (ill.).

Tamari, Vera. Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum. (fig. 15).