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Fritware with a white glaze, painted with lustre
Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, white, slightly crazed, glaze painted in yellow-brown lustre. Shape: conical dish with wide, everted rim and a low foot ring. Interior: all decoration is painted in lustre. On the lip a frieze of Arabic script (cursive) is enclosed above and below by concentric bands of differing thickness. On the body a roughly drawn pattern, radiating from a central dot in the base, consists of alternating panels of horizontal wavey lines and arabesques with a cross-hatched lozenge at their centre. Exterior: rim decorated with a band of lustre. Radiating from the lower body, panels of interlocking scrolls are separated by a pair of vertical lines, both painted in lustre. Glaze continues to the lower body where it has a reddish tinge, probably resulting from reaction with the lustre. Oval adhesion at one point near rim marks where another vessel touched the dish during firing.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, white, slightly crazed, glaze painted with yellow-brown lustre
height: (whole): 7.6
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C/F exterior decoration on catalogue number 1956.28, in the Ashmolean collection, available from http://islamicceramics.ashmolean.org/Thumbnails/kashthumb2.htm
C.431-1991 (Applied Arts)