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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Samarkand (made)

  • Date:

    9th century or 10th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with underglaze decoration and painted over white slip

  • Museum number:

    C.310-1912

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Fragment of a bowl of red earthenware, painted in colours on white slip and covered with a clear glaze. The design consists of cypress-trees alternating with conventional floral devices connected by interlaced strapwork, and arranged radically about a central rosette. The trees and devices are enclosed in compartments conforming with them in outline, reserved on a dotted ground, and the whole design being painted in olive-green and red with touches of manganese-purple.

Place of Origin

Samarkand (made)

Date

9th century or 10th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with underglaze decoration and painted over white slip

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm, Diameter: 34.9 cm

Descriptive line

Fragment of a bowl of red earthenware, painted in colours on white slip and covered with a clear glaze, Samarkand, 9th century or 10th century.

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

Lane, Arthur. Early Islamic Pottery. London: Faber and Faber, 1947. 52p., ill. Colour Plate A and p. 18.

Production Note

register

Materials

Earthenware; Slip; Glaze

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Strapwork; Floral; Interlace; Cypress; Rosette

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Middle East Section

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