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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Tell Minis bowl

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

About The David Collection, Copenhagen

Date of Object:

Hegira c. 545 / AD c. 1150

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. Isl 195

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Fritware, decorated with luster over an opaque, white glaze. Tell Minis type

Period / Dynasty

Atabeg

Provenance:

Syria

Description:

Like its Fatimid, Egyptian models, Syrian Tell Minis pottery was experimental. It comprised tin-glazed earthenware, fritware with an opaque, white glaze, and fritware under a clear glaze that let the ware’s pale-pink color shine through.
The frontally positioned Mediterranean figure and splendid palmettes also point the way to Fatimid lusterware.

Citation of this web page:

 "Tell Minis bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;30;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 30

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Atabegs


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