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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

  • Museum number:

    C.722-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 32, shelf 1

Physical description

Bowl of whitish fritware, painted in black and covered with a turquoise-blue glaze. The sides expand widely from a flat base and curve inwards again at the top, the lower part being painted with vertical stripes, and the shoulder with a band of Arabic inscription. Inside on the bottom is a human-headed bird in the midst of foliated stems on a ground of spirals within a circular medallion.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

13th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware painted under the glaze

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm, Diameter: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl of whitish fritware, painted and glazed, Iran, 13th century.

Production Note

register

Materials

Fritware; Glaze

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Spiral; Medallion; Bird; Head; Foliate; Stem; Striped

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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