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Dish fragment

Dish fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Damascus (probably, made)

  • Date:

    14th century

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silicieous stonepaste, moulded, painted and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    The research, cataloguing and digitisation of the V&A's Samarra collection has been made possible by a pilot project grant from the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (2013).

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragments from the rim of a dish, white siliceous paste ( stonepaste or fritware), covered in white slip and painted in manganese black and cobalt blue in imitation of Chinese Yuan period porcelain, the rim with a continuous scrolling lotus band painted in blue bordered by fine line bands in black and a broad black band along the rim edge. The blue has flowed during firing in the transparent colourless alkaline glaze. The four sections have been mended to form one.

Place of Origin

Damascus (probably, made)


14th century

Materials and Techniques

Silicieous stonepaste, moulded, painted and glazed


Height: 6.8 cm, Thickness: 0.7 cm

Descriptive line

Fragments from the rim of a dish, stonepaste or fritware, painted in underglaze blue and black after a Chinese Yuan period porcelain prototype; Syria (probably Damascus), 14th century.


Middle East Section

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