Bowl fragment (sherd) - 909.30.5_1


Bowl fragment (sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste, thrown) with chromium-black and cobalt-blue paint and overall alkali glaze
Geography: Made in Damascus, Syria; said to have been found in Cairo, Egypt
Date: Late 14th- early 15th century AD
Period: Mamluk period
5.6 x 14.25 cm
Object number: 909.30.5
Not on view

Although this general type is known to have been produced in al-Fustāt itself and also Damascus, those Mamluk underglaze-painted wares of this quality found at al-Fustāt that have been tested using petrographic analysis (including this specific object) have been found to have the Damascus fabric.

Object History: Purchased from E. Hatoun, Cairo, in 1908
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