Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Dish, second half of 12th century
    Syria
    Composite body, carved in relief, incised, and painted under a clear glaze; H. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm), Diam. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
    Purchase, Gifts in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, 1979 (1979.210)

    The most frequent decoration on so-called laqabi vessels—as this type of decorated pottery is known—is a centrally placed bird, animal, or human figure. The liveliness of the bird on this dish, combined with the rich polychrome colors, make this representation particularly appealing.

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  • Dish, second half of 12th century
    Syria
    Composite body, carved in relief, incised, and painted under a clear glaze; H. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm), Diam. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
    Purchase, Gifts in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, 1979 (1979.210)

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