Islamic ceramic art that is an inevitable source of modern Islamic art created the environments and conditions that helped emerge a number of techniques currently in use. Though the Islamic art that flourished rapidly due to various political, ideological and cultural reasons makes itself clear in all of its branches, the rapid development of medieval Islamic art represents an exceptional and unique case. Thanks to its highly creative approach, advanced aesthetical understanding and craftsmanship skills, works of art produced by Islamic masters constitute the best pages of the history of the world art.
Splashed-incised wares among medieval Islamic ceramics are apparent in the long-term tradition of production that began in the 9th century and continued until the 14th century. Despite the embellishment that is composed of plain practices such as coating scraping and painting using oxides, it is seen that such ceramic ware is in high demand among people.
The present study focuses on Chinese sancai ceramics of Tang period that is seen as the possible origin of splashed ceramic technique and analyzes the links between the two traditions, and similar and different sides are examined.
Keywords: Medieval Islamic ceramic art, Chinese sancai ceramics, flow-painted abrasive embellishment