Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
fritware with design in carved and underglaze-painted slip ("silhouette" ware), Overall: 13 x 14 cm (5 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Diameter of rim: w. 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.). Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1947.495
"Silhouette" ware continues the tradition of painting with slip (liquefied clay) directly on the white body beneath the glaze. On this jug, thick black slip was applied and then carved with a knife to create the design of running animals and pseudo-script.
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