The design of the griffin in reserve at the center recalls Byzantine, as well as Sasanian, motifs. The technique of luster painting developed in ninth-century Iraq and reached a high point under Fatimid potters working at Fustat (in Old Cairo.
[ Michel E. Abemayor, New York, until 1970; sold to MMA]
Paris. Institut du Monde Arabe. "Tresors Fatimides du Caire," April 28, 1998–August 30, 1998, no. 43.
"Exposition Présentée à l'Institut du Monde Arabe du 28 Avril au 30 Aout 1998." In Trésors Fatimides du Caire. Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe, 1998. no. 43, p. 116, ill. (color).
Seipel, Wilfried. "Islamische Kunst zur Fatimidenzeit." In Schatze der Kalifen. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1999. no. 60, pp. 108, 110, ill. p. 110 (color).
Artist: Date: 14th century Accession Number: 30.112.18 Date: 14th centuryMedium: Red earthenware; white slip-covered with incised and brown slip decoration under polychrome transparent glazesAccession: 30.112.18On view in:Gallery 454