Unknown12th century AD - 13th century AD

Museo d'Arte Orientale

Museo d'Arte Orientale
Torino, Italy

The Seljuk era stood out for its extensive use of lustre techniques - by painting with metal oxides and then firing in a reducing environment - to produce fine ceramics. The high quality achieved by the ceramicist painters is borne out by countless bowls, bottles and vases decorated with thin brushstrokes that outline geometric shapes, floral patterns and human figures.


  • Title: Bowl
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Lifespan: 12th century AD - 13th century AD
  • Date: 12th century AD - 13th century AD
  • Location Created: Kashan, Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: w22.5 cm
  • Object Hegira dates: 6th-7th century
  • Key-words: Ceramic, pottery, lustre
  • Dynasties: Seljuk
  • Type: Vessels
  • Rights: All Rights Reserved - MAO Museo d'Arte Orientale, Turin
  • Medium: Frit body, lustre decoration

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