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POT 1593, interior
POT 1593, interior

Dish with Lustre Decoration

POT 1593

Iraq

9th or 10th century AD

POT 1593, interior
POT 1593, exterior

Dish with Lustre Decoration

POT 1593

Iraq

9th or 10th century AD

buff-bodied earthenware, with monochrome lustre decoration over an opaque white glaze

3 x 31.7cm

The flat dish is entirely glazed on both its interior and exterior surfaces, and marks on the underside of the base may have been caused by the use of a spacer. Many elements of the design – such as the large half-palmettes and the large saddle cloth – are found on another lustre-decorated bowl in the Collection, and the two pieces were most probably produced in the same atelier and executed by the same painter [see POT 683].

E.J. Grube et al, Cobalt and Lustre. The First Centuries of Islamic Pottery, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume IX, London 1994, cat.27, p.39.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.30, p.49.