Dish with vegetal and calligraphic decorationOn display
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This is a genuine vessel in fragmentary state – most likely a round bowl – which was creatively reconstructed as a ‘boat-shaped’ dish because of the missing parts.
Dish with vegetal and calligraphic decoration
Dateearly 13th century
Material and technique
fritware, with painting in black under a turquoise glaze
Dimensions5.5 x 19.7 x 13.5 cm (height x width x depth)
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 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.
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 115 on p. 97, pl. 50 c