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Bottle with elephants, hares, and naskhi inscription

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Iran (place of creation)
    AsiaIran Kashan (possible place of creation)
    Date
    late 12th century - early 13th century
    Material and technique
    fritware, with overglaze painting in lustre
    Dimensions
    25.5 cm (height)
    15 cm (diameter)
    at foot 8.2 cm (diameter)
    Material index
    Technique index
    coveredcoated glazed,
    Object type index
    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
    Accession no.
    EA1978.2243
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 18 July-13 September 1981, and London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1981, Eastern Ceramics and Other Works of Art from the Collection of Gerald Reitlinger: Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition, Deborah Willis, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum and London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1981), no. 306 on p. 109, illus. p. 109

Glossary (2)

fritware, lustre

  • 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).

  • lustre

    Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.

Location

    • currently in research collection

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