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Islamic pottery era started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly toward Byzantine, Persia, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia. Events Hegira - Muhammad and his followers withdraw from Mecca to Medina - starting year of the Islamic calendar. ... Events Oswald of Bernicia becomes Bretwalda. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... Persian art is conscious of a great past, and monumental in many respects. ... Mesopotamia ( Greek: Μεσοποταμία, translated from Old Persian Miyanrudan the Land between the Rivers or the Aramaic name Beth-Nahrin two rivers) is a region of Southwest Asia. ... Anatolia ( Greek: ανατολή anatolē or anatolí, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to the Asian portion of... Motto: Dominator Hercules Fundator Andalucía por sí, para España y la humanidad (Andalusia for herself, for Spain, and for humanity) Capital Seville Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 2nd  87 268 km²  17,2% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 1st  7 478 432  17,9%  85,70/km² Demonym...


At the height of its power, the Muslim Empire comprised a great number of quite disparate traditions, as a result little aesthetic or stylistic unity is evident in Islamic decorative arts from its early years. By the late 8th century, however, a style of pottery that became recognized as Islamic had emerged, as is evident in the continuity of motif styles employed across the Empire. The Aesthetic movement is a loosely defined movement in art and literature in later nineteenth century Britain. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... A man shapes pottery as it turns on a wheel. ...


Ceramics from the Islamic era are often divided into three sections: The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Karazmikos (the name of a town near Athens), and in its strictest sense refers to clay in all its forms. ...

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Early Medieval (622-1200)

Trade links with China were well established by this era and the influence of ceramics from the Tang dynasty can be seen on lustrewares, produced by Mesapotamian potters, and on some early white wares excavated at Samarra (in modern-day Iraq). Ceramics from this period were excavated at Nishapur (in moder-day Iran) and Samarkand (in modern-day Uzbekistan). The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Karazmikos (the name of a town near Athens), and in its strictest sense refers to clay in all its forms. ... Tang Dynasty (唐朝 618-907) followed the Sui Dynasty and preceded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period in China. ... A man shapes pottery as it turns on a wheel. ... The two Shiite mosques in Samarra A soldier descends a Minaret in Samarra, Iraq. ... The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Karazmikos (the name of a town near Athens), and in its strictest sense refers to clay in all its forms. ... Tomb of Omar Khayyam, Neishabur Nishapur (or Neyshâbûr; نیشابور in Persian) is a town in the province of Khorasan in northeastern Iran, situated in a fertile plain at the foot of the Binalud Mountains, near the regional capital of Mashhad. ... Samarkand (Samarqand or Самарқанд in Uzbek, in Persian سمرقند) (population 400,000) is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan, capital of the Samarkand region (Samarqand Wiloyati). ...


The Hispano-Moresque style emerged in Andalusia in the 8th century, under the Fatimids. Motto: Dominator Hercules Fundator Andalucía por sí, para España y la humanidad (Andalusia for herself, for Spain, and for humanity) Capital Seville Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 2nd  87 268 km²  17,2% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 1st  7 478 432  17,9%  85,70/km² Demonym... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... The Fatimid Empire or Fatimid Caliphate ruled North Africa from A.D. 909 to 1171. ...


Middle (1200-1400)

Ceramic decoration from Song in China, particularly white porcelain of Dingyao and Yingquin, and green celadons, notably of Zhejiang, all impacted on the style of pottery of this era. Wares, however, were not merely imitative. In striving to perfect their craft, Islamic potters developed wares of their own, such as fritware, as well as many techniques that are still used by modern potters. The word ceramic is derived from Greek, and in its strictest sense refers to clay in all its forms. ... This page is about musical songs. ... A rare Dresden porcelain figurine Porcelain is a type of hard semi-translucent ceramic generally fired at a higher temperature than glazed earthenware, or stoneware pottery. ... Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江; pinyin: Zhèjiāng; Wade-Giles: Che-chiang; Postal System Pinyin: Chehkiang or Chekiang) is a eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A man shapes pottery as it turns on a wheel. ... Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with ones own hands and skill. ... Islam ( Arabic al-islām الإسلام,  listen?) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ... A man shapes pottery as it turns on a wheel. ...


Late/Post-medieval (1400-onward)

The influence of Blue and white porcelain of the Yuan and Ming dynasties is evident in ceramics made by Muslim potters. Wares made in Anatolia (in modern-day Turkey) are particularly notable and had major influence on European decorative arts, for example on the 19th century Maiolica from Padua, Italy. Blue and white is a term that denotes decoration in underglaze blue on the white body of both pottery and porcelain, whether Oriental, European or American, hand-painted or printed. ... The Yuan Dynasty (Mongolian: Dai Ön Yeke Mongghul Ulus; Chinese: 元朝) lasting officially from 1271 to 1368, also called the Mongol Dynasty, was the name given to the significant ruling family of Borjigin in Asia. ... The Ming Dynasty (Chinese: 明朝; Pinyin: míng cháo) was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644, though claims to the Ming throne (now collectively called the Southern Ming) survived until 1662. ... The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word Karazmikos (the name of a town near Athens), and in its strictest sense refers to clay in all its forms. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... A man shapes pottery as it turns on a wheel. ... Anatolia ( Greek: ανατολή anatolē or anatolí, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to the Asian portion of... This article is about the continent. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Majolica is earthenware with a white tin glaze, decorated by applying colorants on the raw glazed surface. ... Location within Italy Tronco Maestro Riviera: a pedestrian walk along a section of the inland waterway or naviglio interno of Padua The city of Padua (Lat. ...


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