Bowl with pseudo-inscriptionOn display
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Bowl with pseudo-inscription
Datelate 12th century
Material and technique
fritware, with incised decoration under a turquoise glaze
Dimensions11.5 cm (height)
17.2 cm (diameter)
at foot 9.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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).
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Soustiel, Laure, and James Allan, ‘The Problem of Saljuq Monochrome Wares’, James Allan, ed., Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum, Part Two, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 10 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), x.2, pp. 97 & 111, illus. p. 96 fig. 16