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MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
AD about 1300
Ceramic with cobaltblue stripe decoration under the glaze
The thin-walled bowls with a decoration of blue stripes on white ground were revolutionary, formally and technically. It was the first time that the contrast of blue-and-white was employed as a stylistic means; also, firing technique was developed far enough so that the cobalt blue – applied before the glazing – stayed put and unfolded its full luminosity.
"Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus21;17;en
MWNF Working Number: AT1 17