Jug with human-headed birds paired in roundelsOn display
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Jug with human-headed birds paired in roundels
Date2nd half of the 12th century - early 13th century
Great Seljuq Period (1040 - 1194)
Material and technique
fritware, with moulded decoration under a blue glaze
Dimensions23 cm (height)
14.1 cm max. (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).
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.