Dish with fish and leafy spraysOn display
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Dish with fish and leafy sprays
Date9th century AD (AD 801 - 900)
Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
Material and technique
earthenware, with an opaque white glaze, and painting in blue
Dimensions4.5 cm (height)
30.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Allan, James W., Medieval Middle Eastern Pottery (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1971), p. 10, illus. p. 11 pl. 6
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 16 on p. 45, pl. 10 a
Tamari, Vera, ‘Abbasid Blue-on-white Ware’, James Allan, ed., Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum, Part Two, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 10 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), x.2, p. 117, illus. p. 118 fig. 1
Ayers, John, and others, World ceramics: An Illustrated History, ed. Robert J. Charleston (London: Hamlyn, 1968), illus. p. 73 fig. 201
Fehérvári, Géza, La ceramica islamica ( Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori, 1985), p. 74