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Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, polychrome inglaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i)

  • Museum number:

    C.781-1909

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Jug, white fritware, bulbous body with a loop handle, the shoulder shaped into a series of flat medallions, covered with an opaque turquoise-blue glaze and painted in red and gold. The flat medallions, each painted with a rosette and on the shoulder is a frieze of animals among arabesques. The wide neck expands slightly upwards and is decorated with a row of palmettes connected by curved stems below a panelled band. Inside is a strainer in the form of an openwork rosette.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

13th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, polychrome inglaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i)

Dimensions

Height: 19.1 cm, Diameter: 14.6 cm

Descriptive line

Jug, fritware, covered with an opaque turquoise-blue glaze and painted in colours (mina'i ware); Iran (probably Kashan), 13th century.

Production Note

register

Materials

Fritware; Glaze

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Rosette; Animals; Arabesque; Medallions; Stem; Palmette

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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