Bowl with human-faced sunOn display
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Bowl with human-faced sun
Datelate 12th century
Material and technique
fritware, with overglaze painting in lustre
Dimensions8 cm (height)
19 cm (diameter)
at foot 6.6 cm (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).
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.