Bowl of "Garrus" ware type with vegetal design - ROM2006_8527_1


Bowl of "Garrus" ware type with vegetal design

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware), with a white slip, excised decoration, manganese paint, and overall lead glaze
Geography: Northwest Iran
Date: 12th century AD
Period: Mediaeval Period
8.2 x 21.5 cm
Object number: 924.39.2
On view
Gallery Location:Wirth Gallery of the Middle East
DescriptionThis bowl, one of a group tentatively attributed to the Garrus region of North west Iran, is decorated by being covered in a white clay slip, which is then cut away (excised) to reveal the underlying red clay body. The underlying body was not quite dark enough for these potters, and so they added manganese paint. Typically this type of decoration is found under a lead glaze, as painted decoration will tend to flow in the runny lead glaze during firing. The streaks of purple manganese coming from the excised areas indicate the runniness of the lead glaze.
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