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Miniature style fritware dish

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An image of Dish. Miniature style. Islamic pottery. Unknown potter, Iran, probably Kashan. Shape: dish with a flange rim and a low foot ring. Interior: a concentric band covers the rim, below a frieze of pseudo-calligraphy comprising vertical lines and dots interspersed with spirals. The central decoration comprises a dog and mounted horse whose harness is decorated with a peacock’s eye pattern and blanket is decorated with scrolls. The horse rider wears a headdress and a tunic decorated with spirals over trousers with a pattern of triangular dots. Both the body of the horse, and dog, are covered with large dots and small dashes. Scrolling vegetation, including solid palmettes, decorate the background. All decoration is painted in lustre. Exterior: on the body, a frieze of simple repeating arabesques, painted with a single stroke, are separated by pairs of vertical lines and enclosed by concentric lines. Both are painted in lustre. Glaze runs over the body to a point just above or just below the start of the foot ring. Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze and yellow-brown lustre painted decoration. Height, whole, 5.7 cm, diameter, rim, 23 cm, diameter, base, 9.2 cm, circa 1179-1198. Seljuk. Acquisition: bequeathed 1950; Henry Scipio Reitlinger.

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Dish. Miniature style. Islamic pottery. Unknown potter, Iran, probably Kashan. Shape: dish with a flange rim and a low foot ring. Interior: a concentric band covers the rim, below a frieze of pseudo-calligraphy comprising vertical lines and dots interspersed with spirals. The central decoration comprises a dog and mounted horse whose harness is decorated with a peacock’s eye pattern and blanket is decorated with scrolls. The horse rider wears a headdress and a tunic decorated with spirals over trousers with a pattern of triangular dots. Both the body of the horse, and dog, are covered with large dots and small dashes. Scrolling vegetation, including solid palmettes, decorate the background. All decoration is painted in lustre. Exterior: on the body, a frieze of simple repeating arabesques, painted with a single stroke, are separated by pairs of vertical lines and enclosed by concentric lines. Both are painted in lustre. Glaze runs over the body to a point just above or just below the start of the foot ring. Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze and yellow-brown lustre painted decoration. Height, whole, 5.7 cm, diameter, rim, 23 cm, diameter, base, 9.2 cm, circa 1179-1198. Seljuk. Acquisition: bequeathed 1950; Henry Scipio Reitlinger.

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  • Accession Number: C.433-1991
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 108.57kB
  • Exposure time: 1/90
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2014:05:13 11:49:30

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12th Century AD animal animals arabesque calligraphic calligraphy dish equestrian Fitz_AA foot footed frieze fritware glazed horseback horseman horsemen horses Iranian Islamic Kashan Kashan Style lustre lustre ware lustreware palmettes pottery rider riding a horse saddle saddled stonepaste thrown wheel thrown

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