Bowl with crouching animal and phoenixes


  • Title

    Bowl with crouching animal and phoenixes

  • Associated place

    Iran (place of creation)
  • Date

    late 13th century - early 14th century
  • Material and technique

    fritware, covered in grey slip, with underglaze painting in white slip and black

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.2 cm (height)
    29 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Glossary of terms



underglaze painting

Further reading

Reitlinger, Gerald, ‘Sultanabad: Classification and Chronology’, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 20, (1944-1945), p. 32, pl. 13 a

Morgan, Peter, ‘Some Far Eastern Elements in Coloured-ground Sultanabad Wares’, James Allan, ed., Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum, Part Two, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 10 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), x.2, no. 2 on p. 37, pp. 19-21, illus. p. 21 fig. 2

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