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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    12th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, painted with lustre over enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Harold Wallis

  • Museum number:

    C.539-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 4, box 1

Physical description

Portion of a bowl of white fritware, painted in yellow lustre over a white enamel. The base and side is painted with two birds under a palm tree. The ground is scattered with dots, lines and flowers. Round the edge is a scalloped border.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

12th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware, painted with lustre over enamel

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.9 cm

Object history note

May had come from Fostat, old Cairo.

Descriptive line

Portion of a bowl of white fritware, painted in yellow lustre over a white enamel, Egypt, 12th century.

Labels and date

Fragmentary bowl.
Said to have come from Fostat (old Cairo)
EGYTPIAN (Fatimid period); 12th century.
Given by Mr. Harold Wallis.
C.539-1917 [Old 133 G label]

Production Note

register

Materials

Fritware; Lustre

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Palm; Flowers; Dots; Birds

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Middle East Section

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