Bowl with rider and pseudo-kufic inscriptionOn display
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Bowl with rider and pseudo-kufic inscription
Dateearly 13th century
Material and technique
fritware, with overglaze painting in lustre
Dimensions9 cm (height)
21.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 7.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 1 | Exploring the Past
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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).
A term denoting various styles of angular Arabic script. Emerged in the early centuries of Islam, kufic soon became the preferred hand to copy holy texts.
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.