Dish with vegetal and calligraphic decoration

On display

This is a genuine vessel in fragmentary state – most likely a round bowl – which was creatively reconstructed as a ‘boat-shaped’ dish because of the missing parts.

Details

  • Title

    Dish with vegetal and calligraphic decoration

  • Associated place

    Iran (place of creation)
  • Date

    early 13th century
  • Material and technique

    fritware, with painting in black under a turquoise glaze

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    5.5 x 19.7 x 13.5 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.

  • Museum location

    First floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1956.167

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Glossary of terms

fritware

glaze

Further reading

Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 115 on p. 97, pl. 50 c

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