Vessel fragment (body sherd) - 982.187.139_1

982.187.139_1

Vessel fragment (body sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, wheel-thrown) with overall slip, incised decoration, and lead-glaze
Geography: Made in Basra, Iraq; found at Ghulayfiqah, Yemen
Date: 9th century AD
Period: Abbasid Period
Object number: 982.187.139
Not on view
DescriptionSlip-incised wares of this type are made over much of the Middle East, but petrographic analysis has shown that this object is of the Basra petrofabric. Unusually for Basra, it has fired to a pink-buff colour, possibly to accentuate the decoration from the slip-incised technique.
Collection:
Islamic World
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