Hatched slip-incised ware bowl fragment (rim sherd) - 982.187.132_1


Hatched slip-incised ware bowl fragment (rim sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, wheel-thrown) covered with pale slip, decorated by incision through the slip, overall lead glaze, copper-green and manganese-purple colourant colourant
Geography: Made in Iran; found at Ghulayfiqah, Yemen
Date: 11th century AD
Period: Mediaeval Period
Object number: 982.187.132
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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