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fritware with cream and blue glazes painted with turquoise, blue and lustre
pinkish-buff fritware, wheel thrown, with a pitted, blue and cream crazed glaze painted under the glaze with turquoise and blue pigment and over the glaze in lustre. Shape: hemispherical dish with a flange rim and low foot ring. Interior: on the rim, half crescents are painted in lustre, with irregular blue stains from the exterior glaze. A roughly painted painted blue cross with turquoise diagonal stripes in the four quarters covers the interior. Broadly coinciding with the blue cross, vertical friezes of Arabic script (kufic) are painted in lustre. Each quarter is divided into three triangular panels, with the central panel, roughly coinciding with the turquoise under glaze paint, containing an articulated palmette on a scrolling vine, painted in reserve against a lustred background. The flanking panels each contain scrolling vegetation painted in lustre. Exterior: a blue glaze runs unevenly over the body to a point just above the foot ring.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
pinkish-buff fritware, wheel thrown, with a pitted, blue and cream crazed glaze painted with turquoise and blue pigment and lustre.
height: (whole): 7.5
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
Purchased with the Glaisher Fund
Similar vessel in the Louvre collection see OA 7253, accessible through http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=24831
C.108-1935 (Applied Arts)