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"Tell Minis" Bowl with Vegetal Scroll

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
mid-12th century
Geography:
Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; luster-painted on transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 cm) Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. Safani, 1966
Accession Number:
66.37
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
Around 1075, emigre potters from Egypt introduced stonepaste and overglaze luster painting to Syria, both pivotal for ceramic development in the region. Named after the find‑spot (Tell Minis) of a cache near Aleppo but produced at unidentified centers, this luster is characterized by a reddish hue because of its low silver content, perhaps due to a silver shortage.
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