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Luster Bowl with Antelope

Luster Bowl with Antelope

1000s

Earthenware with luster-painted design

Diameter: 25.4 cm (10 in.); Overall: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.476

Description

The expensive and unpredictable luster technique was transmitted by Iraqi potters to the more prosperous Fatimid court in Cairo where it flourished from around 1000 until about 1171.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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