Jan 16, 2013
Jan 16, 2013



late 1100s-early 1200s

Fritware with luster-painted design

Overall: 10.2 x 36 cm (4 x 14 3/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.75




Where fine clay was unavailable, potters made a paste out of ground quartz, clay, and glass. When fired, the paste created a compact white material called fritware that approximated the appearance of porcelain.

See also
Islamic Art
Islamic Art
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