Blue-Glazed Dish - LO.758, Origin: Central Asia, Circa: 12 th Century AD to 13 th Century AD, Dimensions: 2.125" (5.4cm) high x 8" (20.3cm) wide, Collection: Islamic Art, Style: Islamic, Medium: White Fritware. Small dish made of composite fritware with everted flattened rim, covered on both sides with a turquoise blue glaze which stops short of the foot-ring. Inside the dcoration is painted under the glaze including three pairs of lines radiating from an imaginary centre and located on the flattened rim only. Although a large number of underglazed painted vessels is known, very few can be said to have been painted with a brush. A comparable example is in the Khalili Collection, see Morgan in Grube, Cobalt and Lustre. The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art,1995: no.350, pp.308- 309.
Ancient Near East