Antique Omani glazed pottery

Antique Omani glazed pottery
  • Description

 

Heavy (asymmetric)  hand-shaped jar with light green and dark-brown glazing and three ears. Remains of glazing inside. No geometrical designs.  Flat smooth base. Dark-brown clay. Possibly older. Influenced by 15th century Chinese designs (see example in the slide-show) Height 12 cm.

 

 

 Antique Omani pottery

Antique Omani pottery

Antique Omani pottery

Antique Omani pottery

Antique Omani pottery based on 16th century Chinese models like these

Shape of the Omani pot is probably based on a Chinese 16th century jar like this or a Safavid variant.

Name: "Antique Omani glazed pottery"

Period: 1600-1800

Origin:  Oman  (Purchased in Nizwa souq around 1985)

References:
  1. No reference exists of Omani pottery of the last 4 centuries
  2.  Sarah Posey Yemeni pottery British Museum (focus on "modern"pottery). 
  3. We have seen some pots from china 15th century they resemble the Omani pots even more closely, see slide-show for example We found shards of similar pots in an old deserted ruined village in the hills next to the Batinah.
  4. "Islamic Art in Oman" chapter 9 Islamic Pottery in Oman by Seth Priestman (describes pottery of much earlier periods)