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Bowl with iron-black decoration
Date14th - 16th century (1301 - 1600)
Material and technique
stoneware, with underglaze painting in iron black and milky-white overglaze, brown slip and glaze on the inside
Dimensions11 cm (height)
17 cm max. (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Lady Cash Bequest, 1965.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 32 | India from AD 600
Glossary of terms
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.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.