Bowl with flying phoenixes against a foliate backgroundOn display
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Bowl with flying phoenixes against a foliate background
Material and technique
fritware, covered in grey slip with underglaze painting in white slip and black
Dimensions9.5 cm (height)
20.8 cm (diameter)
at foot 6.5 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).
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.
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.