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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Bowl

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

About The David Collection, Copenhagen

Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd–4th century / AD 9th–10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 26/1962

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware, painted in luster over an opaque, white glaze

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

When Iraqi potters discovered the white-glazed pottery, later known as faience, they also began to use the luster technique. Luster consists of metal oxides applied to pottery that has already been fired. The piece is re-fired at a lower temperature in a reduced-oxygen atmosphere, and the thin decoration takes on a metallic look ranging from copper to gold.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;6;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 06

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids


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