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Islamic Art ( Sultanabad)
12th – 13th century A.C.
H: 10.5 cm
Ceramic, Glazed ceramic
Complete and in good condition; some chips. The glaze, erased towards the edges, presents super fi cial cracks; in places it is covered with iridescent patina.
This cup, slightly smaller than the average size, is remarkable both for its technical and aesthetic qualities, which refer to the great tradition of Attic pottery in the 6th century B.C.
A circular vessel with a rounded profile, an inwardly rolled edge and a small disk-shaped, low foot. The medallion, with its brown background, is decorated in the “champlevé” technique. The animal represented in the tondo is a hare.
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