Fragment of a jar with bird between two branchesOn display
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Fragment of a jar with bird between two branches
Date12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300)
Material and technique
fritware, with polychrome underglaze painting; can inside, attached to the jar with modelling clay
Dimensions14.5 x 15 x 11 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 3 | Conservation
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.