Bowl Depicting a Running Hare

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451

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.

Bowl Depicting a Running Hare, Earthenware; luster-painted on opaque white glaze

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