Name of Object:

Plate

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

Jordan Archaeological Museum

About Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman

Date of Object:

Hegira 7th century / AD 13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

J.15492

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Glazed ceramic.

Dimensions:

Height 8.8 cm, diameter 30.3 cm, diameter (of base) 10.7cm

Period / Dynasty

Mamluk

Provenance:

Tall Hisban, Jordan.

Description:

A ceramic plate decorated with geometric designs in yellow pigment on a brown background and under a transparent glaze.

The inner surface is divided into four zones, each pair corresponding with each other. One pair consists of curved triangles filled with crossed lines forming, net-like, small indented squares; the other two zones show crisscrossed curved lines which form an arrow–head design.

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Ceramic plate from Tall Hisban, decorated with geometric designs in yellow pigment on a brown background and under a transparent glaze. The inner surface is divided into four zones, forming two pairs of crisscrossed curved designs.

How date and origin were established:

The plate was dated by its stratigraphic context in the archaeological excavation.

How Object was obtained:

The plate was recovered during the course of an archaeological excavation carried out at Tall Hisban in 1993.

How provenance was established:

The plate was recovered from Tall Hisban during an archaeological excavation.

Selected bibliography:

ساري. صالح، الفخار الأيوبي المملوكي في بلاد الشام 567-923 ه / 1171-1517 م، رسالة ماجستير، الجامعة الأردنية، 1979، ص 178-179، شكل 73، 74.

Bienkowski, P., The Art of Jordan, Glasgow, 1991, p.85, cat. no. 101.

Boras, R., and Geraty, L., Heshbon 1976, Andrews University Seminary Studies, Miami, 16.1, 1978, pp.1–17.

La voie royale: 9000 ans d'art au royaume de Jordanie, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1986, p.283, cat. no. 385.

Citation of this web page:

Aida Naghawy "Plate" in Discover Islamic Art, Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;jo;Mus01;28;en

Prepared by: Aida NaghawyAida Naghawy

Aida Naghawy is an archaeologist and the Director of Jordan Archaeological Museum. She studied archaeology at the University of Jordan where she gained her MA. She was affiliated to the Jordanian Department of Antiquities from 1974 as a curator of Jordan Archaeological Museum. In 1981 she became inspector of Jerash antiquities and co-ordinator of the Jerash International Rehabilitation project. She was also head of the archaeological awareness section at the Department of Antiquities. Aida is the author of numerous publications on Islamic coins. She has carried out excavation work in Jerash and is the founder of Jerash Archaeological Museum and the Islamic Museum of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

Copyedited by: Mandi Gomez

MWNF Working Number: JO 56

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