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The white‑bodied stonepaste introduced into Syria by potters from Egypt after ca. 1075 was a perfect medium for this technique, which involves carving the body in a way that prevented the colorants from running into each other. Formerly attributed to Iran, recent evidence suggests instead a Syrian origin for this so‑called Laqabi ware.

Dish, Stonepaste; carved, incised, polychrome painted under a transparent glaze (Laqabi ware)

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