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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:

Fragment of a dish

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

About Benaki Museum, Athens

Date of Object:

Hegira 5th century / AD 11th century

Museum Inventory Number:

11121

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware lustre painted

Dimensions:

Diameter 38 cm

Period / Dynasty

Fatimid

Provenance:

Egypt

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Fatimids


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