This full record display is using an old version of our collections database until it has been reconfigured to work with our new Collections Explorer.
In the meantime, if the record has been edited recently, the version you see here may contain out of date information. To be sure of finding the most up-to-date records please run the search again in Collections Explorer. This is a temporary measure, in place only whilst the new system is being developed, and we apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any questions about the data in this record please contact the Documentation Office
(Fritware with white glaze painted in lustre)
Click on image(s) for larger view
Fritware with white glaze painted in lustre
Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze painted with yellow-brown lustre Shape: cono-segmental bowl with a slight ridge on the exterior upper body, a plain rim and foot ring Interior: a dentilated pattern covers the rim under which a frieze of Arabic script (kufic) is surrounded by foliage and enclosed within two concentric bands; all painted in lustre. The central decoration comprises a mounted horseman surrounded by scrolling vines, all painted in reserve against a lustred background. The body of the horse is decorated with spots; the animal is harnessed and wears a blanket decorated with six pointed stars and edged with scrolls. The horseman wears a headdress and a spotted tunic. Exterior: A solid lustre band covers the rim, while on the body a thin coiled vine is adorned with plump comma shaped leaves. The glaze runs over the exterior foot ring leaving patches uncovered but unusually continues onto interior of foot ring.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
Buff fritware bowl, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze painted with lustre
height: (whole): 7.9
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C.434-1991 (Applied Arts)