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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Ar-Raqqah (made)

  • Date:

    13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted with black enamel under a transparent turquoise glaze

  • Museum number:

    C.4-1937

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 27, shelf 6, box 6

Physical description

Bowl of earthenware painted with black enamel under a transparent turquoise glaze. Deep foot ring spreads slightly towards the top where the profile turns out at a sharp angle, to turn sharply upwards again in the straight flaring sides of the bowl, which curve slightly outwards at the lip. Inside are painted two bands near the lip, the upper with triangular pendents, then a frieze of panels derived from debased cufic script and separated by a diamond. Shaped motives. In the middle is a motive based on a circle.

Place of Origin

Ar-Raqqah (made)

Date

13th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted with black enamel under a transparent turquoise glaze

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.4 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl of earthenware painted with black enamel under a transparent turquoise glaze, Ar-Raqqah, 13th century.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Frieze

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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