Iranian Glazed Bowl
Medium bowl with glazed decoration on interior, in the form of red-brown and green splotches. The green glaze has been applied in streaks running in a centrifugal pattern out to the interior rim edge of the bowl and actually continuing over the outside. The outside of the bowl has also been covered with a clear glaze. The bowl has a flat base, with wheel marks clearly visible. The bowl had been badly broken into many pieces and carefully repaired and restored. The bowl is accompanied by a piece of cardboard, upon which is typed “Rhages Bowl, green and red splotches.” Another cardboard piece also says “Pottery from Rhages. This Persian city was as wealthy as Bagdad in its time. It was utterly destroyed by the Mongols in 1212 A.D. during their invasion of Persia.” It is possible that the bowl is dated to the Medieval period. Rhages is a suburb of the modern city of Teheran.
20.2 cm x 5.7 cm
“Medieval Bowl,” UBC CNERS Artifact Collections, accessed October 19, 2018, https://cnerscollections.omeka.net/items/show/126.