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Flask

Unknown1198 - 1199

Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Slim, tall bottle with thin neck and dish-like extended mouth. The entire surface of the vessel is densely painted: the neck and upper part of the body are covered with delicate spiral ornament, the bottom part with a wide-spaced, mesh-like pattern. The outside of the mouth shows a border with an encircling inscription; between neck and body is an inscription expressing good wishes, dated, in addition, 595 Hidschra (1198–9), one of the earliest dates for Iranian lustre ware. The method of lustre-painting was developed in Iraq during the 9th century. In order to create the effect; an object is glazed and fired two times, thereby with the second glaze containing metal oxides like copper particles. During the second firing with low oxygen (reduction) these particles melt with the glass surface of the first glaze, resulting in the typical metallic sheen.

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Details

  • Title: Flask
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1198 - 1199
  • Location: Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: w16.1 x h25.6 cm
  • Type: Flask
  • Medium: Quartz-frit body, glaze and lustre painted
  • Inv. no.: I. 46/70
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-814517
  • External link: Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyrights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Johannes Kramer || Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Collection: Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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