Bowl with Geometric Rosette


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300

A compass was used for drawing decorative bands on pottery. The mark of the compass point is visible at the center of this bowl. Designs imitating metalwork patterns often closely resemble those in contemporary Islamic art, providing some indication of trade and export patterns during the middle Byzantine period.

Bowl with Geometric Rosette, Engraved slip ware:orange clay, cream slip, transparent yellowish glaze, Byzantine

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