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

Name of Object:

Bowl

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

About Benaki Museum, Athens

Date of Object:

Hegira 6th century / AD 12th century

Museum Inventory Number:

487

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware

Dimensions:

Diameter 18 cm

Period / Dynasty

Fatimid

Provenance:

Egypt

Description:

Small bowl decorated with an incised design of spiralling scrolls ending in palmettes and two green splashes. The shape of the vessel, resting on a foot-ring, and the slightly everted rim, recalls Chinese prototypes.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;37;en

MWNF Working Number: GR 37

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Fatimids


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