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Fragmentary dish with figure of a musician
Date10th century (AD 901 - 1000)
Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
Material and technique
earthenware, with painting in lustre over an opaque white glaze
Dimensions3.4 cm (height)
37 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 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.
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.