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Fritware with white and blue glaze, painted in lustre
Pale buff fritware fragment, probably wheel thrown, with white and blue slightly crazed glazes painted in yellow-brown lustre. Shape: two joining roughly semi-circular fragments form base of dish or bowl sitting on a low foot ring. Interior: seated figure painted in reserve against a lustred background decorated with scrolling vines and contained within a concentric circle. The figure wears a hat and robe the latter decorated with groups of three dots. A small dot of blue is splashed on the figure’s head. Exterior: coated with a blue glaze which runs unevenly over the lower body towards the foot ring.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (potter) (nationality) ()
Pale buff fritware fragment, probably wheel thrown, with white and blue slightly crazed glazes painted in yellow-brown lustre
height: (whole): 2.8
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C.439-1991 (Applied Arts)