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Bowl with radial decoration

  • Description

    The radiating stripes on this bowl are typical of the decoration used on lead-glazed wares produced in 10th and 11th-century Egypt. Similar examples have been found in Fustat and Fayyum, and the latter has been recognized as the main centre for the production of lead-glazed ceramics. These wares can be seen as a continuation of splashed, streaked, and mottled wares that were first produced in Iraq in the 9th AD century (for example EA1956.61 and EA1956.89).

  • Details

    Associated place
    Africa Egypt (place of creation)
    AfricaEgyptCairoCairo Fustat (probable place of creation)
    10th - 11th century (AD 901 - 1100)
    Fatimid Period (AD 909 - 1171)
    Material and technique
    earthenware, with decoration in yellow, green, and brown glazes
    5.4 cm (height)
    18 cm (diameter)
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    Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.
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  • Further reading

    Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 11 on pp. 39-40, pl. 8 a



  • earthenware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.


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