This beautiful underglazed turquoise figure of a two humped camel owes its beauty to its abstracted monochrome glazed form.
The absence of any typical black underglazed decoration renders the emphasis on its sculpted form imperatively important. Note the exaggerated contrasting sweeping curves of the neck followed by the two humps. Also noteworthy is the sheer mass of the body in relation to the stunted legs that carry it. From a sculpturistic point of view it is indeed a unique masterpiece.
Seljuk pottery sculptures such as this example are rare, as most other surviving pieces are ceramic tiles or utilitarian vessels (ewers, dishes, bowls and so forth).