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Village of Kala, South Daghestan. 13th or 14th century 
"The village of Kala was the major centre of producing painted and  glazed pottery in medieval Daghestan. Pottery-making had been practised  there up until the Mongol invasion of the early 13th century but was  afterwards never resumed. 
 The Kala potters produced a wide range of articles: various jugs,  decorative and simple household dishes, etc. The dishes are mostly  large, with a marked plasticity of form; they are decorated with  stylized palmettes and pointed leaves painted in brown manganese on a  white background and later covered with turquoise-green cupric oxide.  The unrestrained manner of painting and its skilful arrangement on the  rounded surface of the dishes testify to the superb workmanship of local  craftsmen and a highly developed art of ornamentation. Ceramics from  Kala undoubtedly hold a place of honour among the examples of  stylistically related pottery of the same period from the Near Eastern  countries.”
SOURCE: The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

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Village of Kala, South Daghestan. 13th or 14th century

"The village of Kala was the major centre of producing painted and glazed pottery in medieval Daghestan. Pottery-making had been practised there up until the Mongol invasion of the early 13th century but was afterwards never resumed.

The Kala potters produced a wide range of articles: various jugs, decorative and simple household dishes, etc. The dishes are mostly large, with a marked plasticity of form; they are decorated with stylized palmettes and pointed leaves painted in brown manganese on a white background and later covered with turquoise-green cupric oxide. The unrestrained manner of painting and its skilful arrangement on the rounded surface of the dishes testify to the superb workmanship of local craftsmen and a highly developed art of ornamentation. Ceramics from Kala undoubtedly hold a place of honour among the examples of stylistically related pottery of the same period from the Near Eastern countries.”

SOURCE: The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

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