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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    9th century-10th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with white slip under a clear lead glaze and painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Frank Brangwyn, RA

  • Museum number:

    C.13-1947

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 3, box 4

Physical description

Bowl of red earthenware with white slip under a clear lead glaze, and painted in brown and red. Shallow with convex sides and slightly recessed pad base. In the centre is a medallion containing a triangular pattern of half-palmettes. Round it is a band of large cufic lettering. The background is filled in with irregularly shaped panels outlined in red and with brown dots. Slip and glaze cover the exterior to the foot. Four designs in brown near the lip.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

9th century-10th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with white slip under a clear lead glaze and painted

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.7 cm, Height: 7.3 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl of red earthenware with white slip under a clear lead glaze, and painted, Iran, 9th century-10th century.

Materials

Earthenware; Slip; Lead glaze

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Palmettes; Medallion

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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