Geometric Decoration
Geometric Decoration in Ceramic Recipients
‘Plant motifs were used to enrich the geometric composition.’
Geometric compositions were sometimes combined with plant motifs. Such motifs, although subordinated to the general composition, helped to enrich the geometric decoration, to emphasise key points of the design, or simply to fill the background or spaces left by the geometric pattern.

Hegira 7th century / AD 13th century
Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Floral decoration combined with geometric decoration can take a number of different forms: from small leaves used to fill spaces, to schematic flowers that take up much of the decorative area.