"Stars and Stripes" ware vessel fragment (body sherd) - 981.217.26_1


"Stars and Stripes" ware vessel fragment (body sherd)

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware, thrown) with overall white slip, copper-turquoise and manganese-black paint, with alkali glaze
Geography: Made in Zabid, Yemen; found at Kamaliyah Mosque site, Yemen
Date: 11th-12th century AD
Object number: 981.217.26
Not on view
DescriptionThe "Stars and Stripes" type has been shown by petrographic analysis to have been made in Zabid, Yemen. The forms and decoration appear to be derived from 11th century Egyptian lustre-wares, although the paint technology and alkali glaze would suggest a 12th century date. The copper-turquoise paint has trace amounts of tin and lead, suggesting that a copper alloy was used as a colourant.
Islamic World
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