Fatimid bowl with young courtier



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Pottery fragments with depiction of a young courtier holding a glass and a branch, with a ewer at his right. Such iconography, common in Islamic art, did not necessitate the consumption of alcohol, more it served as a reminder of "joie de vivre".
Country of Origin: Egypt.
Culture: Islamic.
Date/Period: Fatimid.
Werner Forman Archive/ Islamic Museum, Cairo



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