Dish with a riderOn display
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The interior surface of this dish, probably highly damaged, was carefully cut and heavily tooled to accommodate fragments of another lustre vessel or tile. These were removed sometime after the acquisition of the piece and only a few have been reset for this display.
Dish with a rider
Artist/makerAbu Zaid ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Zaid (active 1186 - 1219) (potter)
Date(original AH 604)
Material and technique
fritware, with overglaze painting in lustre; restored with inserted sherds
Dimensions4.7 cm (height)
36.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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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).
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.
Mason, Robert B., ‘Mediaeval Iranian Lustre-painted and Associated Wares: Typology in a Multidisciplinary Study’, Iran, 35, (1997), (ASH.49) p. 132