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Architectural ornament with "oudh" (lute) player

unknownlate 11th-13th century

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Figural sculpture has been found in palace excavations. This terracotta lute-player belongs to the theme of royal entertainment. It was made by pressing clay into a mould, making this an expensive form of decoration.

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  • Title: Architectural ornament with "oudh" (lute) player
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: late 11th-13th century
  • Location: Probably Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.2 x h33 x d2.6 cm
  • Type: Plaque
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: Ceramic (earthenware, moulded), with iron-rich slip-paint
  • Accession Number: 958.118.2

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