Teaching and Learning: Visual Literacy and Associative Thought: Happiness Bowl

Happiness Bowl

Bowl, 9th century; `Abbasid Attributed to Iraq Tin-glazed and stained earthenware; H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm), Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm) Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1963 (63.159.4). www.metmuseum.org

This beautiful bowl is inscribed with the Arabic word for "Happiness." The written word is an important element in Islamic art.


Medieval Islamic Art