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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Rayy (made)

  • Date:

    late 12th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware with underglaze decoration, painted over white slip and with lustre

  • Museum number:

    557-1907

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 26, shelf 6

Physical description

Bowl of grey fritware, covered with a clear glaze over a white slip and painted in copper lustre. The middle is divided by bands of chain-pattern radiating from a central rosette into six compartments in which are conventional cypress-trees. Round the rim inside is a simulated Arabic inscription. The outside is painted with leafy scrolls.

Place of Origin

Rayy (made)

Date

late 12th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware with underglaze decoration, painted over white slip and with lustre

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 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 grey fritware, covered with a clear glaze over a white slip and painted in copper lustre, Rayy, late 12th century.

Production Note

register

Materials

Fritware; Lustre; Slip; Glaze

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Leaf scrolls; Cypress; Rosette

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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