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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Isfahan (possibly, made)
    Iran

  • Date:

    1600-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, moulded, amber glazed

  • Museum number:

    2647-1876

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 2

Physical description

Ewer, fine earthenware, the circular body (flattened on the front and the back) sits on a flared foot, which has a section missing on one side. The centre of the body is decorated, front and back, with a set of concentric circles moulded in relief. The neck has a protruding 'collar', which attaches to the ewer's arching handle, the ewer covered with a 'glassy' translucent amber glaze over a slip.

Place of Origin

Isfahan (possibly, made)
Iran

Date

1600-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, moulded, amber glazed

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm

Descriptive line

Ewer, earthenware, transparent amber-coloured glaze, Iran, 1600-1700.

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

Soustiel, Jean. La céramique islamique. Le guide du connaisseur. Fribourg, Office du Livre, 1985. ISBN 2-8264-0002-9. Pl. 315, p. 291
Lane, Arthur. Later Islamic Pottery. London: Faber and Faber, 1957. 133p., ill. Page 109, plate 95

Labels and date

EWER.
Yellow-glazed earthenware.
PERSIAN; 17th century.
2647-1876. [1954-]

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Moulded; Glazed

Categories

Islam; Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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