Bowl with radial decoration

On display

The radiating stripes on this bowl are typical of the decoration used on lead-glazed wares produced in 10th and 11th-century Egypt. Similar examples have been found in Fustat and Fayyum, and the latter has been recognized as the main centre for the production of lead-glazed ceramics. These wares can be seen as a continuation of splashed, streaked, and mottled wares that were first produced in Iraq in the 9th AD century (for example EA1956.61 and EA1956.89).


  • Title

    Bowl with radial decoration

  • Associated place

    Egypt (place of creation)
    Fustat (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 11th century (AD 901 - 1100)
    Fatimid Period (AD 909 - 1171)
  • Material and technique

    earthenware, with decoration in yellow, green, and brown glazes

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    5.4 cm (height)
    18 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Sir Alan Barlow, 1956.

  • Museum location

    First floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Fehérvári, Géza, Islamic Pottery: A Comprehensive Study Based on the Barlow Collection (London: Faber and Faber, 1973), no. 11 on pp. 39-40, pl. 8 a

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