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Cup with pierced decoration and small mouth

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Iran (place of creation)
    12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300)
    Seljuq of Rum Period (1081 - 1307)
    Material and technique
    fritware, with mould-made and pierced decoration under a turquoise glaze
    11.5 cm (height)
    12.7 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
    Object type index
    containervessel cup
    No. of items
    Credit line
    Bequeathed by Professor A. H. Sayce, 1933.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Soustiel, Laure, and James Allan, ‘The Problem of Saljuq Monochrome Wares’, James Allan, ed., Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum, Part Two, Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 10 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), x.2, p. 91, illus. p. 90 fig. 8

Glossary (2)

fritware, glaze

  • fritware

    Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.


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