Dish with seated female figure against a foliate backgroundOn display
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Dish with seated female figure against a foliate background
Datelate 12th century
Material and technique
fritware, with overglaze painting in lustre; blue glaze on the reverse
Dimensions10.3 cm (height)
36 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
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).
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 93 on pp. 89-90, pl. 40 b