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Title

Jug


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

During the 12th century transformations in techniques were occurring in regards to ceramics throughout the Islamic world. This was evident in Persia with what was to become known as 'silhouette wares', which were to mark the transition to underglaze painting.

This jug (or cup) known as 'Persian silhouette ware', had a black glaze slip applied first with either a brush or knife creating heavy dark outlines. Over this a transparent glaze was added, in this case a turquoise colour. These wares are further identified as being potted with thinner walls in comparison to the 'lakabi' polychrome pieces also of the period. This piece may have been from Rayy, or probably Kashan.

There is a similar undamaged jug in the V&A. See Arthur Lane, 'Early Islamic Pottery '(1947), Faber and Faber, London, pl 51C. A similar piece is also in The Al-Sabah Collection see Oliver Watson (2004) 'Ceramics From Islamic Lands', Kuwait National Museum, Cat. N.3. p. 336.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2008.


Details


Place where the work was made

Persia


Date

circa 1150-1200


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware decorated in black slip under turquoise glaze


Dimensions

13.0 x 14.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Miranda Worsley 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

41.2008



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Islamic Pottery 800-1400AD, Middlesex, 1969, 32 (illus.). cat.no. 93

Eumorfopoulos Catalogue, United Kingdom. F.415, pl. LXXII