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Bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)
    Ispahan (city)

  • Date:

    1600-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, relief-moulded, glazed

  • Museum number:

    1339A-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case Y, shelf 3

Physical description

Bottle or flask, coarse fritware, after a glass prototype, of flattened bottle-shape, the long tapering neck terminating in an bulb or garlic-shaped mouth (damaged and reduced in height), above a ridged knop, each side moulded in relief, one side depicting a lion-tamer 'walking' his lion on a chain; the other side shows a winged lion and a qilin-like creature, the whole covered in a transparent green glaze.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)
Ispahan (city)

Date

1600-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, relief-moulded, glazed

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Diameter: 22.9 cm

Descriptive line

Bottle with relief decoration under a green glaze; Iran, 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lane, Arthur. Later Islamic Pottery. London: Faber and Faber, 1957. 133p., ill. Pages 71, 109, plate 96, for a complete object.

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Relief; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Qilin; Trees; Lions (animals); Figures

Categories

Ceramics; Islam

Collection

Middle East Section

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