News ID: 270844
Published: 1018 GMT June 30, 2020

Iranian museums to showcase eight ancient terracottas

Iranian museums to showcase eight ancient terracottas
IRNA

Eight ancient terracottas will be showcased at National Museum of Iran and Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran in two separate periods.

Director of Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran Hamid Vakilbashi told IRNA that the terracottas date back to the Ilkhanid era which lasted for 150 years from 5th-7th centuries AH (12th-14th CE).

Terracotta, terra cotta or terra-cotta, a type of earthenware, is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous.

He added that five other examples of the artifacts are now being kept in the National Museum of Iran and two in the Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran.

He said that similar terracottas are also stored in Victoria and Albert Museum, the UK, adding that showcasing such a collection will indicate the geographical and historical richness of Iran.

The important point in these terracottas is the use of glaze and enamel technique in them, he noted.

 

   
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