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  • Place of origin:

    Iraq (North Jazira, made)
    Syria (Northern Iraq or Syria, made)

  • Date:

    14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, underglaze painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment from the base of a bowl, grey-coloured earthenware, exterior unglazed, painted in manganese black and copper turquoise with a radiating geometric pattern, glazed.

Place of Origin

Iraq (North Jazira, made)
Syria (Northern Iraq or Syria, made)


14th century (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, underglaze painted


Width: 20 cm, Height: 7.6 cm, Diameter: 9.2 cm Foot

Object history note

Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 49 Glebe Place, Chelsea, London

Gerald Roberts Reitlinger (1900-1978) was an art historian, who in 1930-1, was part of an archaeological excavation at Kish in the Near East financed by the Field Museum, Chicago and in 1932 at Al-Hirah, financed by the University of Oxford.

Descriptive line

Fragment, porcelain, with incised foliage under a greenish-tinged glaze, Dingyao or Xingyao; China, 10th century. Found at Kish, Iraq.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Reitlinger, Gerald, 'Islamic Pottery from Kish', Ars Islamica Vol. II, No. 2, 1935, pp. 198-218, fig. 16B and p. 212





Subjects depicted



Middle East Section

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