Albarello, or storage jar, with tear-drop shapes

Dated to the early 1200s, this small jar is one of the earliest known ceramic examples of an albarello, or storage jar. In the medieval and early modern periods this form became popular beyond the Muslim world, particularly in Spain and Italy. Albarelli were primarily used to store herbs and other substances used for medical purposes.

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Glossary of terms

fritware

glaze

Further reading

Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 141 on p. 110, pl. 59 a

Allan, James W., Islamic Ceramics, Ashmolean-Christie's Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1991), p. 44, illus. p. 44

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