Bowl with mounted falconer
Fatimid Egypt, 10th-11th centuries

A larger image of this bowl with mounted falconer, Fatimid Egypt, 10th-11th centuries, Abegg-Stiftung, Bern, 3.101.68.

Bowl with falconer
Among the most exceptional artefacts produced under the new Fatimid Dynasty in Egypt (9691171) was lustreware decorated with figural scenes, of which this bowl is an excellent example. Remarkable for its vitality and expressiveness, the motif done by reserve technique was drawn with free-flowing brushstrokes against a lustre-coloured ground. Its theme falconry reflects life at the Fatimid court.
Egypt, 10th-11th centuries, earthenware, lustred decoration, diam. 24 cm, inv. no. 3.101.68
Abegg-Stiftung, Bern

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