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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware painted under the glaze and with a pierced design

  • Museum number:

    565-1907

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 26, shelf 1

Physical description

Bowl of white fritware, with a shallow bottom and small foot, decorated with a pierced design filled in with glaze and painted in underglaze colours. Painted in the middle with a star-like device in dark blue and turquoise-blue outlined in olive-green. Side sloping slightly inwards, pierced with a band of guilloche ornament. Edge coloured dark blue.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

13th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware painted under the glaze and with a pierced design

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm, Diameter: 15.2 cm

Object history note

Found on the site of a ruined city near Soltan-abad, now Arak in Iran.

Descriptive line

Bowl of fritware, with glaze and painted in underglaze colours, found near Soltan-abad, now Arak in Iran, 13th century.

Labels and date

Bowl decorated with a pierced design filled in with glaze and painted in underglaze colours. Found near Sultanabad. C.565-1907.

Old gallery label [Until April 2006]

Production Note

register date

Materials

Fritware; Glaze

Techniques

Pierced; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Guilloche; Star

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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