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Bowl with epigraphic decoration
Date9th century AD (AD 801 - 900)
Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
Material and technique
earthenware, with an opaque white glaze, and painting in blue
Dimensions5.8 cm (height)
20.2 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 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.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.