Dish with female figures and arabesquesOn display
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Dish with female figures and arabesques
Dateearly 13th century
Material and technique
fritware, with painting in lustre and blue over an opaque white glaze
Dimensions7.6 cm (height)
35.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 30 | Mediterranean World
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 99 on p. 91, pl. 42 c