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Tell Minis bowl
The David Collection
Hegira c. 545 / AD c. 1150
Inv.no. Isl 195
Fritware, decorated with luster over an opaque, white glaze. Tell Minis type
Like its Fatimid, Egyptian models, Syrian Tell Minis pottery was experimental. It comprised tin-glazed earthenware, fritware with an opaque, white glaze, and fritware under a clear glaze that let the ware’s pale-pink color shine through.
The frontally positioned Mediterranean figure and splendid palmettes also point the way to Fatimid lusterware.
"Tell Minis bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;30;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 30