Cup with Running Ibexes

Stonepaste; incised decoration through black slip ground under turquoise glaze ("silhouette ware") | 12.7in | Second half 12th century

Unknown Artist

To create "silhouette ware," an object of white clay is covered with a special black slip made with the mineral chromite. The slip is carefully removed or incised to create an image. After an initial firing, the vessel is dipped into a transparent tu...
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