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Raqqa Lusterware Bowl
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Raqqa Lusterware Bowl

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Description In Arab countries and Muslim realms in the Mediterranean region, artistic innovation flourished in the 9th-14th centuries. Lusterware was among the most original development of Arab potters, who mixed silver sulfides and copper oxides to create a shiny, metallic sheen on the surface of glazed earthenware bowls, plates, and other utilitarian vessels, such as this Raqqa lusterware bowl.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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12th-13th century (Medieval)
fritware with underglaze decoration
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2 5/8 x 10 1/4 in. (6.7 x 26 cm) (h. x diam.)
  • Syria (Place of Origin)


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