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

Name of Object:

Bowl

Location:

Turin, Italy

Holding Museum:

MAO Museum of Oriental Art

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Date of Object:

Hegira 6th–7th century / AD 12th–13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

ISv/74

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Frit body, lustre decoration

Dimensions:

Diameter 22.5 cm

Period / Dynasty

Seljuq

Provenance:

Iran (Kashan)

Description:

The Seljuq era was distinguished by its extensive use of lustre techniques – painting with metal oxides then fired in a reduction kiln – to produce fine ceramics. The high quality achieved by the ceramic painters is borne out by countless bowls, bottles and vases decorated with thin brushstrokes that outline geometric shapes, floral patterns and human figures.

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;it;Mus21;24;en

MWNF Working Number: IT1 24

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Islamic Dynasties / Period

Seljuqs (Great Seljuqs)


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MWNF Galleries

Calligraphy Ceramics

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