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Fragment of a dish
Hegira 5th century / AD 11th century
Earthenware lustre painted
Diameter 38 cm
Fragment of a ceramic dish featuring a musician playing the lute (`ud), surrounded by a jar and ewers with flowers and leaves. The musician’s garment is adorned with palmettes and his sleeves bear tiraz bands. Fatimid ceramics, such as this, often depict scenes from courtly life and provide valuable information on the painting tradition of the period.
"Fragment of a dish" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;46;en
MWNF Working Number: GR 46