Bowl with fish around a central geometric patternOn display
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Bowl with fish around a central geometric pattern
Date2nd half of the 12th century
Material and technique
fritware, with overglaze painting in lustre
Dimensions7.2 cm (height)
20 cm (diameter)
at foot 8.3 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
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).
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.
Porter, Venetia, and Oliver Watson, ‘'Tell Minis' Ware’, James Allan and Caroline Roberts, eds, Syria and Iran: Three Studies in Medieval Ceramics, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, 1987), 4, no. A21 on p. 209, pp. 183 & 184, illus. p. 226 fig. A21
Porter, Venetia, Medieval Syrian Pottery (Raqqa Ware) (Oxford: Asmolean Museum, 1981), illus. p. 5 pl. II