Dish with incised fishOn display
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Dish with incised fish
Date12th century (1101 - 1200)
Material and technique
earthenware, with decoration incised through a white slip and painting in green
Dimensions4.2 cm (height)
16.4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 39 on pp. 64-65, pl. 20 a