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Bowl with polychrome splashed decoration
Date9th - 10th century AD (AD 801 - 1000)
Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
Material and technique
earthenware, with splashed decoration in a transparent glaze
Dimensions9.5 cm (height)
25 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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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.
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Soustiel, Jean, La céramique islamique: le guide du connaisseur (Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1985), no. 38 p. 61