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Fritware with white glaze painted with lustre
Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque, white, slightly crazed glaze painted with yellow-brown lustre. Shape: cono-segmental bowl with a plain rim and foot ring Interior: On the rim, hemispherical cartouches containing kneeling figures are separated by friezes of Arabic script (kufic). On the body, a series of roughly spherical cartouches each contain a seated figure. The figures in both cartouches are roughly painted in reserve lustre; and wear a spotted robe and a headdress. Around the spherical cartouches detailed arabesques and half palmettes containing a cross-hatch pattern are painted in lustre. Exterior: a simple, repeating scrolling pattern is contained above and below by concentric bands; both painted in lustre. The glaze covers the surface to the mid point on the foot ring.
Iran (potter) (country) ()
Iranian (nationality) ()
Buff fritware bowl, wheel thrown, with an opaque, white, slightly crazed glaze painted with yellow-brown lustre
height: (whole): 8.1
late 12th Century
circa 1179 to 1198
H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
C.447-1991 (Applied Arts)