London, South Kensington
3 April 2009
A POTTERY BOWL WITH PEACOCK, EASTERN IRANIAN WORLD, 10TH CENTURY
Of deep form, earthenware with white slip, decoration in black, red and yellow staining black slips under a transparent glaze, with large peacock with spotted wings, body to interior, abstract splashes of red and black to outer rim - 7in (17.7cm) diameter
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The combination of the red and yellow-staining black slips makes the bird appear to glow against the white ground. For another example of this technique see O.Watson, Ceramics From Islamic Lands, Thames & Hudson, 2004, cat.Gc.5, p. 235.
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