Bowl with Bird Design

MO 63.542
Bowl with Bird Design
Maker unknown
10th century
Nishapur, Iran
Diameter: 8 1/2"
Ceramic bowl with off white glaze. The interior of the bowl is decorated with a bird and scroll design in dark brown slip.
This bowl was presented to President Kennedy by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-1979), during his state visit to the White House on April 11, 1962. The inspiration for white or almost white ceramic bodies came to the Middle East from China over the trade routes of Central Asia. An echo of the slip-painted northern Chinese T'zu-Chou ware is seen in the freely brushed-on decoration of this bowl.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-1979)
  • JFKPOF-119-008
  • JFKPOF-119-010
Donated to the United States