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  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    early 14th century

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, painted and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support and the Byran Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case T, shelf 4

Physical description

Bowl of fritware with a strong narrow foot ring, and straight expanding sides curving inwards towards the lip. Painted in dark and light blue, turquoise and greenish black interior in a central medallion with a leopard striding towards the left reserved in a dark blue ground covered with turquoise foliate. The sides are divided by radiating blue bands into six panels containing ogival medallions of turquoise foliage on a blue ground surrounded by foliage on a blue ground, surrounded by foliage in white and blue slip. Outside a border of alternate white and blue slip leaves, above a zone of diagonal black streaks upon a background of blue spots and black specks, under a transparent glaze.

Place of Origin



early 14th century



Materials and Techniques

Fritware, painted and glazed


Diameter: 29.8 cm

Object history note

Formerly Kelekian Loan No.63

Descriptive line

Bowl of fritware, painted in dark and light blue, turquoise and greenish black under a transparent glaze, Iran, early 14th century.

Labels and date

White earthenware painted in blue, turquoise and black.
Said to have been found near Sultanabad.
PERSIAN; early 14th century.
Bought with the aid of the National Art-Collections Fund.
C.56-1952 [1980]

Production Note





Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Leopard; Medallion


Ceramics; Earthenware


Middle East Section

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