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Classification
Ceramic, Mosaic

Object name
Bowl

Geography
Iran

Period
12th-13th century CE

Materials and technique
Ceramic; fritware, with moulded decoration and blue and purple under a transparent glaze

Dimensions
Ø 18.8 cm

Accession number
AKM00563

Description

This object belongs to a distinct group of ceramics known as “Bamiyan” wares. Its ceramic make-up is characterised by a particularly fragile frit fabric that results in several cracks during firing, and the decoration includes moulded linear designs and inscriptions in low relief under a transparent coloured or colourless glaze, sometimes with the addition of coloured accents (Watson 2004, p. 327). This bowl contains geometric central designs, exhibiting a woven pattern in the form of a medallion. Splashes of cobalt blue and manganese have been applied at regular intervals around the rim to provide pleasing accents to the moulded white background. A row of abstract leaf motifs spans most of the wall underneath vegetal frieze.

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60 pieces found

EWERPILGRIMPS-FLASKDISH-WITH-INSCRIPTIONBowlBOWLVASEBOWL-WITH-INSCRIPTIONDISH-WITH-INSCRIPTIONJARDISH-WITH-A-BIRD-MOTIFDISH-WITH-RADIATING-SPOKESBOTTLE-WITH-HORSEMENBOWLBOWL-WITH-RIDERS-AND-CAMELSBottleTILEVASEALBARELLOALBARELLOALBARELLOTILETILE-PANELMUQARNAS-TILEMUQARNAS-TILECapitalBOWL-WITH-A-BIRD-MOTIFHEXAGONAL-TILETILE-ARCHMIHRAB-PANELDish-with-central-flowerBLUEANDWHITE-DISH-PANEL-WITH-IRISESDISHDish-with-red-rosesDish-with-tulips-and-rosesBOWLTILE-FRIEZETILEPLATEDish-with-a-representation-of-a-gardenDish-with-geometrical-decorationDISH-WITH-SEVEN-HOLLOWSBowl-with-horse-rider-and-birdBowl-with-man-stabbing-a-lionTILEBowlEMERALD-GREEN-BOTTLEDISHQibla-tileDishBowlBOWLPlateBowlTileDishDISH-WITH-FLORAL-MOTIFSJugDishDish-with-Lion-motif