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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with decoration cut through a white slip, painted under a greenish glaze

  • Museum number:

    C.211-1926

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 2

Physical description

Bowl of red earthenware with decoration cut through a white slip and painted in brown and green under a greenish glaze. The inside of the bowl is taken up with a large circular medallion filled with a squatting human figure with outstretched arms, and wearing a spotted robe with sleeves.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with decoration cut through a white slip, painted under a greenish glaze

Dimensions

Height: 8.9 cm, Diameter: 24.1 cm

Object history note

Dr Y. Crowe believes the bowl is modern, possibly 20th century (Dec. 1976).

Descriptive line

Bowl of red earthenware with decoration cut through a white slip and painted under a greenish glaze, Iran, possibly early 20th century.

Labels and date

Bowl
Earthenware wich incised decoration
Persian ("Garrus" ware); an old bowl with new decoration
C.211-1926

The decoration hsa been cut through the glaze of an original bowl and the piece then re-glazed and re-fired. The bowl, with rather plain decoration, may have been fairly old. The new decoration was done in the 1920s when this type of ware was avidly collected in the West. The style of drawing is impossible for the 12th century when the original "Garrus" wares were done. [Old 133 G label]

Production Note

register - possibly early 20th century

Materials

Earthenware; Slip

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Medallion; Human

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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