Artist Islamic, Spanish
  • Bowl
Date 13th century
Medium Tin-glazed earthenware with luster
Dimensions Overall: 3 1/4 × 9 1/4 inches (8.3 × 23.5 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 26.181
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Guiseppe Picoli (Florence, Italy);
1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Ettinghausen, Richard. "Notes on the Lusterware of Spain," Ars Orientalis, vol. 1 (1954): p. 153, (ill.).

Masterpieces of Art in Memory of W.R. Valentiner. Exh. cat., North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, April 6 - May 17, 1959.

The Meeting of Two Worlds: The Crusades and the Mediterranean Context. Exh. cat., The University of Michigan Museum. Ann Arbor, 1981, pp. 42 (ill.), 43, [described by Priscilla Soucek, the motif not fully understod though probably based on the concept of entrance to paradise through the adherence to the principles of Islam; here the meaning of the image may be simply apotropaic.]

Jenkins, M. "Al-Andalus: Crucible of the Mediterranean." In The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500-1200. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 84, p. 103, no. 53 (ill.) [the author described the bowl characteristic of the earliest lusterware of the Iberian Peninsula of the 11th to 12th centuries.]

Peck, Elsie H. "Like the Light of the Sun: Luster-Painted Ceramics," Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 71, no. 1/2 (1997): p. 20, 26 (ill.).