of motifs is diverse, including human and animal
figures, masks, rosettes and undulating branches.
Archaeological excavations in Central Anatolia
have revealed jars of this type with close affinities
to Syrian ceramics and thought to have been
made in southeast Anatolia.
As well as pottery plates, bowls, jars and other
vessels, glazed tiles were widely produced by
the Seljuks as architectural decoration for
both secular and sacral buildings. These tiles
were known as kâsi, after the Persian
city of Kashan, a famous centre of painted and
glazed tile manufacture.