Abbasid Bowl with Man Playing Lute, 10th Century, Iraq

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Lute (from the Arab word "al-'ud") players are among the most common themes of early Abbasid art, as in this Iraqi lusterware bowl of the tenth century.
Source: Arab Music - Part One by Ali Racy, Ph.D.

See also: Abbasid Bowl with Man holding a Cup, 10th Century, Iraq. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977.126
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