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Enamelled vase with figural decoration
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira late 6th – early 7th century / AD late 12th – early 13th century
SM 2006 - 934
This bulbous mina’i vase shows bands of blue pseudo-kufic alternating with fields containing sphinxes and seated courtiers among stylized vegetal stalks in the style of contemporary miniature painting. The decoration combines colours applied before firing and others painted onto the fired glaze and fixed in a second firing, an expensive process.
"Enamelled vase with figural decoration" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;19;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 19