عنوان مقاله [English]
Among the methods and techniques used in decorating pottery wares, luster-glaze was one of the most beautiful and magnificent ones. In the 6th and 7th AH/ AD 12th and 13th centuries, Kashan was known as a main center for the production of luster-glazed pottery. The magnificent works produced in this city are now preserved in many museums and collections. Examining the well-known signed works of Kashan ceramists in these centuries, we come across a series of family relationships that indicate the transmission of this art from one generation to the next. Famous families and artists who had been active in the field of Kashan luster-glaze technique would be mentioned as follows: the families of Abu-Tāhir, Abu-Zaid and Al-Husseini, about whom many scholars and researchers have written much. One of the artists who had signed his works in the luster-glaze technique of Kashan was Mohammad ibn Abi Al-Hassan al-Maqri, with six signed works known so far. The purpose of this study is to introduce and identify the features of Al-Maqri’s works as an independent skilfull ceramist. The results of the research show that Al-Maqri was a ceramist in that time and it is wrong to attribute other titles to him such a “patron” of arts. He has also been one of the most unique artists of his time due to his special style in combining mina’i and luster-glaze techniques. This research is based on a descriptive-analytical methodology and has been done by using library sources and documents.