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The David Collection
Hegira 3rd–4th century / AD 9th–10th century
Earthenware, painted in luster over an opaque, white glaze
When Iraqi potters discovered the white-glazed pottery, later known as faience, they also began to use the luster technique. Luster consists of metal oxides applied to pottery that has already been fired. The piece is re-fired at a lower temperature in a reduced-oxygen atmosphere, and the thin decoration takes on a metallic look ranging from copper to gold.
"Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;6;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 06