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Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    13th century-14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware with underglaze decoration and painted over white slip

  • Museum number:

    857-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 27, shelf 6

Physical description

Cup of grey fritware, painted in blue and olive-green on a white slip and covered with a clear glaze. Hemispherical in shape with the rim turned outwards and with a high spreading foot. Painted inside on the bottom with a bird among leafy scrolls and round the rim with a repeating border of simulated Kufic characters.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

13th century-14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware with underglaze decoration and painted over white slip

Dimensions

Height: 5.4 cm, Diameter: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Hemispherical cup of grey fritware, with the rim turned outwards, painted on a white slip and covered with a clear glaze, Iran, 13th-14th century.

Production Note

register

Materials

Fritware; Slip; Glaze

Techniques

Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Scroll; Bird

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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