Fatimid Lustre Painted Large Dish, 11th century


A larger image of this Fatimid Lustre Painted Large Dish, 11th century, Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo

Economic prosperity in the Fatimid period led to the flourishing of the lustre-ware ceramic industry. Such lustre-ware vessels, where the metallic lustre resembles gold, incorporate a variety of decorations including splendid scenes of Fatimid daily and social life.
Lustre painted celadon or porcelain.
Found at Fustat, Egypt.
Fatimid era (5th century AH / 11th century AD), 15 x 40 cm.
Source: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo



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