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Bowl with splashed decoration
Date9th - 10th century AD (AD 801 - 1000)
Abbasid Period (AD 750 - 1258)
Material and technique
earthenware, with splashed decoration in a transparent glaze
Dimensions7 cm (height)
19.5 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 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.
Allan, James W., Medieval Middle Eastern Pottery (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1971), p. 9
Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 2 on p. 37, pl. 3 b
Fehérvári, Géza, La ceramica islamica ( Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori, 1985), p. 78