Bowl with floral and calligraphic decorationOn display
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Bowl with floral and calligraphic decoration
Dateearly 13th century
Material and technique
fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black
Dimensions9.6 cm (height)
21.6 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 composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.