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Date8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
8th century AD (AD 701 - 800)
Material and technique
earthenware, with moulded decoration under a turquoise glaze
Dimensions46 cm (height)
34 cm max. approx. (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Talbot Rice, David, ‘The Oxford Excavations at Ḥīra’, Ars Islamica, 1, (1934), fig. 23 on p. 72