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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Egypt, Cairo

Collection:

Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Category:

earthenware

Name(s):

fragment
Islamic pottery; category
lustre ware; category

Date:

circa 1000 circa 1099

School/Style:

Fatimid

Period:

11th Century

Description:

earthenware, wheel thrown, coated on the exterior in a white glaze painted with lustre and on the interior with a purple glaze

Find Spot:

Fustat

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 11, cm
width, whole, 9.8, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1919; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition Credit:

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Documentation:

Watson, Oliver. 2004. Ceramics from Islamic Lands.London: Thames & Hudson
Cf. Fatimid lustre jar with similar decoration see Cat.J.a.6 (p. 278-9). Ref. on Fatimid lustre (pp. 272-283)

Philon, Helen. 1980. Early Islamic Ceramics: Ninth to Late Twelfth Centuries (Benaki Museum, Athens).London: Islamic Art Publications SA
Cf. similar sherd see Fig. 513 (p. 237). Ref. on Fatimid lustre

Accession:

Object Number: C.4.46-1919
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 74874; input: 2002-11-20; modified: 2012-10-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74874





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