Beaker with striped decorationOn display
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Beaker with striped decoration
Date9th - 10th century AD (AD 801 - 1000)
Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
Material and technique
earthenware, with splashed decoration in a transparent glaze
Dimensions8.3 cm (height)
10 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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.
Hobson, R. L., The George Eumorfopoulos Collection: Catalogue of the Chinese, Corean and Persian Pottery and Porcelain, 6 vols (London: E. Benn, 1925-1928), vo. vi fig. 379, pl. 54
Allan, James W., Medieval Middle Eastern Pottery (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1971), p. 9, illus. p. 9 pl. 3
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 5 on p. 38, pl. 5 a