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Beaker with epigraphic decoration
Date2nd half of the 12th century
Great Seljuq Period (1040 - 1194)
Material and technique
fritware, with decoration carved through a black slip under a turquoise glaze
Dimensions11.8 cm (height)
12.7 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
Allan, James W., Medieval Middle Eastern Pottery (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1971), p. 24, illus. p. 27 pl. 22
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 83 on p. 83, pl. 37 a