Round, footed bowl made from a rough, whitish clay. The object has low, slightly acute walls, as well as remnants of turquoise and metallic silver glazes over most of its interior and upper surfaces.;The object dates to the seventh century AD, although its specific origin in Mesopotamia is unknown. During this century, the Persian empire of the Sassanid dynasty fell to invading Arab tribes, who subsequently incorporated the region into the Muslim Caliphate, with a capital at Baghdad. Consequently, it is unknown whether the bowl is Persian or Arabic Muslim; more detailed study is required.;The Kent Scientific Museum purchased the bowl, along with 113436, as Lot 24 of an auction at The Anderson Galleries, located at Park and 59th in New York City. Both were part of KSM's accession number 3429. Both items were originally owned by one Mr. Kirkor Minassian, a resident of New York City. The sale was overseen by R. Milton Mitchell, Jr., treasurer of the Anderson Galleries. See accession file #3429 for some correspondence and details.