Dish fragment with phoenixes (base sherd) - 909.42.2_1

909.42.2_1

Dish fragment with phoenixes (base sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste, thrown) with cobalt-blue paint and overall alkali glaze
Geography: Damascus, Syria; found at al-Fustāt, Egypt
Date: about 1380-1400 AD
Period: Mamluk Period
Dimensions:
4.1 x 16.5 cm
Object number: 909.42.2
Not on view
Description

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 have been found to have the Damascus fabric (including this specific object).

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