Green-Glazed Earthenware Amphora Vase - LO.729 Origin: Central Asia Circa: 7
Century AD Dimensions:7" (17.8cm) high Collection: Islamic Art Style: Islamic Medium: Glazed Earthenware
Additional Information: AS Location: Great Britain
Double handled jar with uneven lead-green
glaze covering all the surface up to the everted
rim. Concentric incised bands on the neck.
Whether this type of vessel was produced in
Bamiyan or some other centres in Afghanistan is
still not certain. Their distribution covers not
only Afghanistan but also Khurasan and other
parts of Central Asia, though always dated prior
to the Mongol invasion in AD 1220.
For a discussion on lead-glazed ware from
G. Fehervari, Ceramics of the Islamic World,
2000: pp. 149-151.