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Fritware with a white glaze and lustre decoration
Buff fritware, wheel thrown bowl with yellow-brown lustre decoration over an opaque white, crazed glaze. Shape: conical bowl with plain rim and foot ring. Interior: painted in lustre, small crescent shapes above a concentric line decorate the rim area. The central decoration, painted in reserve against a lustred background, depicts a seated male figure with a beard, wearing a headdress and spotted gown and holding a mace in his right hand. The background is covered with a scrolling vine with palmette leaves. Exterior: Rim is decorated with a band of lustre and below it, occupying the body of the vessel, is a repeating pattern of interlaced arabesques. The crazed glaze extends down the exterior to a mid point on the foot ring.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
Buff fritware, wheel thrown bowl with yellow-brown lustre decoration over a clear, crazed glaze
height: (whole): 7.8
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C.436-1991 (Applied Arts)