Fatimid bowl with a drinker, 11th century
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens



Photo by Richard Mortel
Dish decorated with lustre colours depicting a seated human figure. From the 10th century on, stylised human figures and animals, subjects never previously encountered in Islamic pottery, were depicted probably drawn from the period's architectural decorations or wall paintings. Egypt, 11th c. H. 7 m., rim diam. 0.277 m.
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens
(ΓΕ 206)



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