Polychrome-glaze ware bowl fragment (rim sherd) - 988.117.47_1


Polychrome-glaze ware bowl fragment (rim sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, thrown) decoration obtained by painting different-cloloured glazes including a white tin-opacified glaze, a dark purple managanese-coloured glaze, and an iron-yellow glaze.
Geography: al-Fustāt excavations, Egypt
Date: 10th-11th century AD
Period: Fatimid Period
9.5 x 7.9 x 2.5 cm
Object number: 988.117.47
Credit Line: Division of excavated material granted to the Royal Ontario Museum by the American Research Centre in Egypt, in appreciation of the contribution given to excavations conducted at Fustat, near Cairo, by George Scanlon.
Not on view
DescriptionTypically ceramics have an overall glaze and are painted with different colours in various techniques. This type of ceramic is decorated by the application of different glazes *next* to each other. Petrographic analysis of this type has shown that it was made in the same production centre as the contemporary lustre-wares of Fatimid Egypt.
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