Fragment of a dish with peacockOn display
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Fragment of a dish with peacock
Date2nd half of the 12th century
Material and technique
fritware, with incised decoration and colours under a transparent glaze
Dimensions6 x 21 x 17 cm max. (height x width x depth)
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).
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Porter, Venetia, Medieval Syrian Pottery (Raqqa Ware) (Oxford: Asmolean Museum, 1981), illus. p. 35 pl. XXV