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Date2nd half of the 12th century
Great Seljuq Period (1040 - 1194)
Material and technique
fritware, with decoration carved through a black slip, under a turquoise glaze
Dimensions8 cm (height)
No. of items
Presented by P. H. Wikramaratna, in memory of his wife Nancy, 1992.
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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
Mason, Robert B., ‘Mediaeval Iranian Lustre-painted and Associated Wares: Typology in a Multidisciplinary Study’, Iran, 35, (1997), (ASH.65) p. 132