Underglaze-painted bowl fragment (base sherd) - 909.40.27_1


Underglaze-painted bowl fragment (base sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste) with a cobalt-blue alkali glaze and chromium-black underglaze paint
Geography: Made in Damascus, Syria, found at al-Fustāt, Egypt
Date: late 12th century AD
Period: Ayyubid Period
4.1 x 12.8 cm
Object number: 909.40.27
Not on view

Although this general type is known to have been produced at a number of centres in Syria, all Ayyubid and Zangid-period stonepaste ceramics of this type found at al-Fustāt that have been tested using petrographic analysis (which actually includes this specific example) have been found to have the Damascus fabric.

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