Bowl with palmettesOn display
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Bowl with palmettes
Date10th century (AD 901 - 1000)
Material and technique
earthenware, with underglaze painting in black slip and colours
Dimensions8 cm (height)
21.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Mrs Garrett-Jones, 1995.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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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.
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.