Bowl with pseudo-calligraphic and vegetal decorationOn display
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Bowl with pseudo-calligraphic and vegetal decoration
Date1st half of the 13th century
Material and technique
fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black
Dimensions7 cm (height)
27 cm (diameter)
at foot 9.2 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 composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.
Porter, Venetia, Medieval Syrian Pottery (Raqqa Ware) (Oxford: Asmolean Museum, 1981), illus. p. 19 pl. X