Plate with Battle Scene. Fatimid-Zirid.Click for a larger image of this Plate with Battle Scene. Fatimid-Zirid
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This dish has a round base and sloping sides. It is illustrated with a war scene, suggesting a North African influence, while the stylised, fantasy decoration suggests a link with contemporary Eastern decoration. This type of decoration was extremely popular during the Fatimid era.
Date/Period: Hegira, second half of the 4th-first half of the 5th century / AD 10th-11th centuries, Fatimid-Zirid. Glazed ceramic. From Sabra al-Mansuriyya or Kairouan. Museum of Islamic Art, Raqqada, Tunisia. Museum with no Frontiers