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  • Place of origin:

    Neyshabur (made)

  • Date:

    10th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted with enamels under a clear lead-glaze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 3, box 1

Physical description

Bowl of buff earthenware painted in purple, opaque lemon yellow and copper-green under a clear lead-glaze. Flat pad base with convex sides. In the centre is a square yellow-bordered frame containing a yellow-leaf, and a dotted purple and green background. Round it are four radiating pointed panels containing stylised foliage and framed by green and yellow bands from which branch half-palmettes; background with green or yellow blobs. Outside are hatched purple triangles hanging from the lip.

Place of Origin

Neyshabur (made)


10th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted with enamels under a clear lead-glaze


Diameter: 27.3 cm, Height: 10.2 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl of buff earthenware painted with enamels under a clear lead-glaze, Neyshabur, 10th century.


Earthenware; Lead glaze


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Leaf; Palmettes; Foliage


Ceramics; Earthenware


Middle East Section

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