Small fritware jug painted in luster over a
transparent glaze, the globular body decorated
with large vertical splashed bands alternated by
thin lines, the upright neck featuring a band of
foliate and slip palmettes motives. The whole
resting on a small unglazed foot-ring.
Lustreware was possibly imported from Egypt at
the end of the Fatimid period and then fully
mastered by the Persian potters by the mid 12th
century CE. During this period, Muslim potters
developed a new and finer material than clay,
"frit" consisting of about ten parts crushed
quartz, one part white clay and one part glass frit
made by melting crushed quarts and potash and
crushing the substance again.