Vessel fragment (body sherd) - 983.243.67_1


Vessel fragment (body sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, wheel-thrown) with overall slip, decoration by incision through the slip and overall lead glaze coloured copper-green in places
Geography: al-Fazah South site C, Tihama survey, Yemen
Date: 11th century AD
Period: Mediaeval Period
Object number: 983.243.67
Not on view
DescriptionSlip-incised ware, often called "sgraffiato" in the literature, is a common ceramic type across the Mediaeval Middle East. This specific variant is known from the site of Siraf on the Gulf coast of Iran where it is dated to the 11th century AD. Although a precise production location in Iran has not yet been determined, petrographic analysis has show that this pottery from Yemen is exactly the same origin as the pottery from Siraf.
Islamic World
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