A Mamluk bowl ex-israeli collection (line 14)
Lot 64
A Mamluk sgraffiato pottery Bowl Egypt, 14th Century
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Mamluk sgraffiato pottery Bowl
Egypt, 14th Century
of deep rounded form on a flared foot, decorated in green and olive green glaze and incised with a central blazon containing a circle flanked by two panels, surrounded by a band of cable-twist design and a further band of inscription interspersed by flowerheads
22 cm. diam.


  • Provenance:

    Formerly in a Private Parisian Collection.

    The inscriptions comprise a repetition of the word Allah.

    Incised ware pottery of the Mamluk period is marked by being decorated almost exclusively to the interior, while metalwork of the same period is decorated to the exterior. It has been suggested that the group of roughly potted bowls decorated with blazons and inscriptions to which the present bowl belongs was kitchen ware, produced in mass quantities for the mighty numbers of the Mamluk army.
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