Fragmentary bowl with crescents

Details

  • Title

    Fragmentary bowl with crescents

  • Associated place

    Syria (place of creation)
  • Date

    12th century (1101 - 1200)
  • Material and technique

    fritware, with overglaze lustre decoration

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    35.5 cm (diameter)
    Largest fragment 22 x 15 cm (length x width)
    Smallest fragment 3 x 2 cm (length x width)
  • No. of items

    15

  • Credit line

    Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1978.2217

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Glossary of terms

fritware

lustre

Further reading

Mason, Robert B., ‘Defining Syrian Stonepaste Ceramics: Petrographic Analysis of Pottery from Ma'arrat Al-Nu'man’, James Allan, ed., Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum, Part Two, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 10 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), x.2, pp. 7 & 9

Golombek, Lisa, Robert B. Mason, and Gauvin A. Bailey, Tamerlane's Tableware: A New Approach to Chinoiserie Ceramics of Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Iran, Islamic Art and Architecture, 6 (Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers in Association with Royal Ontario Museum, 1996), p. 154

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