Bowl with animals against a foliate backgroundOn display
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Bowl with animals against a foliate background
Dateearly 13th century
Material and technique
fritware, with painting in black under a turquoise glaze
Dimensions9.9 cm (height)
22 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
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.
Allan, James W., Medieval Middle Eastern Pottery (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1971), pp. 29, 32, & 37, illus. p. 28 pl. 23
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 110 on p. 96, pl. G (colour)
Reitlinger, Gerald, ‘Sultanabad: Classification and Chronology’, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, 20, (1944-1945), p. 28, pl. 10 d