Bowl with foliate decorationOn display
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Bowl with foliate decoration
Date15th century (1401 - 1500)
Timurid Period (1370 - 1507)
Material and technique
fritware, with underglaze painting in blue
Dimensions7.1 cm (height)
16 cm (diameter)
No. of items
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).
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.
Golombek, Lisa, Robert B. Mason, and Gauvin A. Bailey, Tamerlane's Tableware: A New Approach to Chinoiserie Ceramics of Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Iran, Islamic Art and Architecture, 6 (Costa Mesa, California: Mazda Publishers in Association with Royal Ontario Museum, 1996), p. 154, pls 26 a & b