Persian Pottery Marks
The early patterns depicted on potteries were simple angular ones. Later, animals and plants were painted on ceramics in stylized ways. Potteries, in general, were made in the buff, red and gray colors. The patterns on them were quite often in red or black. Decorating potteries by painting various patterns are indicative of ancient Iranians’ tastes for expressing their feelings, needs, appreciations and wishnesses. Paintings on pottery are abstract symbols that remained from generation to generation and indicate the artist’s beliefs and spiritual desires of her surroundings. In Iranian pottery history Seljuks era is important. During that time animals’ patterns and calligraphic writings were used to decorate pottery objects.