Dish with phoenix in a landscapeOn display
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Dish with phoenix in a landscape
Date17th century (1601 - 1700)
Safavid Period (1501 - 1722)
Material and technique
fritware, with overglaze painting in lustre
Dimensions4.5 cm (height)
21.1 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1899.
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).
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.
Mythical bird known as hōō in Japan. The Islamic tradition appropriated the far-eastern iconography of the phoenix and used it to represent another mythical bird, the simurgh.