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Islamic Vessel with Floral Decoration from the 13th Century AD
13th century A.D.
D : 12.4 cm
Black, Blue, Turquoise
Complete but reglued from several fragments.
A medium-sized, perfectly circular phiale, with a low wall. The body is hollow with a very flared rim; it was hammered from a single, thin sheet of silver.
Carved from a block of pink limestone, this large bowl with a rounded profile has a slightly asymmetrical shape and an irregular edge, nevertheless highlighted by a band with a thicker relief.
Perfectly hemispherical and without lip, this bowl is supported by a small circular base in very low relief that does not provide a good balance.
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