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Dish with central six-pointed star and concentric bands of geometric decoration
Material and technique
fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black
Dimensions8 cm (height)
34 cm (diameter)
at foot 10.7 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.
Wade Haddon, Rosalind A., ‘Mongol Influences on Mamluk Ceramics in the Fourteenth Century’, Doris Behrens-Abouseif, ed., The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria - Evolution and Impact (Goettingen: V & R Unipress and Bonn University Press, 2012), illus. p. 103 fig. 6