As luster painting spread to Egypt from Iraq, Fatimid potters tailored their wares to suit the new market. The lively, naturalistic rendition of a running hare with a palmette branch in its mouth drawn in golden luster paint is typical of the vigorous and enchanting quality of Fatimid pottery.
[ Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York, until 1964; sold to MMA]
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