Bowl with seated man - ROM2006_8513_1

ROM2006_8513_1

Bowl with seated man

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste, thrown), with chromium-black paint under transparent copper-turquoise alkali glaze
Geography: Kashan, Iran
Date: c. 1260-1280 AD
Period: Mediaeval Period
Dimensions:
7.2 x 32 cm
Object number: 959.187.48
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen Norton
On view
Gallery Location:Wirth Gallery of the Middle East
DescriptionPainting in black under a transparent turquoise glaze was a favorite technique throughout the ages in the Islamic world where the ingredients, copper oxide for turquoise and chromium for black, were readily available. Some vessels reproduce the same designs found on lustre-wares, while others adopt the radial panels and willow-spray motifs found on white-ground underglaze-painted wares.
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