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Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Kashan (made)

  • Date:

    1180-1200 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, painted with lustre over the glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.1952-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case U, shelf 2

Physical description

Cup of glazed whitish fritware, painted in yellow lustre. Bulbous body with a wide short cylindrical neck, small high foot and small loop handle. The shoulder is painted with a frieze of horsemen separated by cypress-trees with conventional branches of dotted foliage in the intervals. The lower curve of the body is decorated with an arcaded design of foliated arabesques. A band of simulated Kufic characters encircle the neck outside. Inside is an inscription in Naskhy characters.

Place of Origin

Kashan (made)

Date

1180-1200 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, painted with lustre over the glaze

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm, Diameter: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Cup of glazed whitish fritware, painted in yellow lustre, with a bulbous body and short neck, high foot and loop handle, Rayy, late 12th century.

Labels and date

Jug.
From Rayy.
PERSIAN (RAYY); late 12th century.
G. Salting Bequest.
C.1952-1910. [1954-2005]

Production Note

register

Materials

Fritware; Glaze; Lustre

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Cypress; Arabesque; Dots; Foliage; Horsemen

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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