Bowl with epigraphic decorationOn display
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Bowl with epigraphic decoration
Date10th century (AD 901 - 1000)
Samanid Period (AD 819 - 1005)
Material and technique
earthenware, with slip decoration in black on white under a transparent glaze
Dimensions4 cm (height)
13.2 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Denis Wright, 2005.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.