Underglaze-painted bowl fragment (rim sherd) - 988.117.39_1


Underglaze-painted bowl fragment (rim sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste) with chromium-black, cobalt-blue and iron-red underglaze paint and a clear alkali glaze
Geography: Made in Damascus, Syria, found at al-Fustāt, Egypt
Date: c. 1150-1200 AD
Period: Ayyubid Period
5.7 x 5.2 x 0.9 cm
Object number: 988.117.39
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

Although this general type is known to have been produced at a number of centres in Syria, all Ayyubid and Zangid-period stonepaste ceramics of this type found at al-Fustāt that have been tested using petrographic analysis have been found to have the Damascus fabric, including this specif example.

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