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earthenware coated in white glaze painted in polychrome lustre
pinkish earthenware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in yellow and brown lustre Shape: conical bowl with slightly out-turned rim sitting on a low foot ring. Interior: the rim is painted with brown lustre. On the body, radiating from a central point, three tear-drop shaped cartouche, containing yellow leaves dotted with brown, possibly symbolise elements of a palmette tree. These are separated by roughly circular cartouche containing further yellow or brown leaves. In the background, dots and dashes painted in yellow and brown. Exterior: two rows of thick yellow dashed lines radiate from the base towards the rim; on the underside of the foot ring a single dashed line is painted. Glaze extends over the vessel with the exception of the rim of the foot ring.
Iraq (potter) (country) ()
height: (whole): 4.5
circa 800 to 899
Oscar Raphel Bequest
OC.144-1946 (Applied Arts)