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Acquired in 1929 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MES
credit
date_end
0950-12-31
date_start
0900-01-01
date_text
900-50 (made)
descriptive_line
Bowl, tin-glazed earthenware painted in lustre, Iraq, probably Basra, 900-950
dimensions
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
World Ceramics, room 145
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
360871
label
Lustre bowl with inscribed medallions Iraq, Basra, 900-50 Museum no. C.99-1929 [July 2009] Bowl, earthenwarae, painted in yellowish lustre. Possibly MESOPOTAMIAN; 9th century. C.99-1929 [Old 133 G label]
last_checked
2014-08-30T14:38:39.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T14:38:39.000Z
latitude
30.485809
location
World Ceramics, room 145, case 3, shelf 3
longitude
47.807911
marks
materials
earthenware, tin glaze
materials_techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration
museum_number
C.99-1929
museum_number_token
c991929
object_number
O427134
object_type
Bowl
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Bowl of earthenware, painted in lustre with inscribed medallions on a tin-opacified lead-glaze.
place
Basra
primary_image_id
2006BL3332
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Iraqi potters began to decorate their white earthenwares with lustre, adapting a technique used in glassmaking. The pottery was glazed and fired, and then painted with sliver of copper oxide pigments. After refiring and burnishing, the pattern shone like gold. Making lustre requires great skill, and production shifted around the Middle East as potters moved, taking their expertise with them. After 1050, they used the techniques on fritwares as well as earthenwares.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
bowl
sys_updated
2013-08-16T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
lustre-painted
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
950
year_start
900