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Name of Object:

Lustre plate with leaping quadruped


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd – 4th century / AD 9th – 10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 2006 – 1044

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid or Fatimid


Iraq or possibly Egypt


This small dish shows a four-legged animal with long ears and tail, its body enhanced by an enigmatic circular motif, leaping over a large half-palmette. The animal is enclosed within a broad circular frame, composed of large dotted circles set against a background of small-scale dotting. A solid lustre border runs around the edge of the dish.

Citation of this web page:

 "Lustre plate with leaping quadruped" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;11;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 11


 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period



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