Base fragment of a dish depicting a man wearing a turbanOn display
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Base fragment of a dish depicting a man wearing a turban
Dateearly 17th century
Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)
Material and technique
fritware, with polychrome underglaze painting
Dimensions2 cm (height)
20 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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).
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.
Mason, Robert B., and Lisa Golombek, ‘The Petrography of Iranian Safavid Ceramics’, Journal of Archaeological Science, 30/2, (2003), pp. 259 & 261, illus. p. 258 fig. 7