Antique, medieval, 14th century A.D. (700 AH – 803 AH) Mamluk, Middle Eastern, Islamic Fritware pottery bowl. The body of squat bulbous form on a short foot with a wide mouth with a slightly flared rim, the pronounced rounded shoulder painted in blue and black with a powerful band decorated with arabesque pattern and stylized Arabic thuluth calligraphy on an off-white ground, The center of the interior painted in green and black with an eight-lobed roseate filled with two interlocking four-petaled florets.
A bowl with similar motifs formed of petaled floret is published in the book "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks" by Esin Atil. Page 157.
Diameter approx.: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches).
Height approx.: 10.5 cm (4.13 inches).
CONDITION: Clean breaks, expertly repaired and restored, some small losses along the repair lines which are commensurate with the age of the bowl that is over 600 years old.
The exterior and interior have a beautiful iridescence/pearlescence.
Please see all 12 pictures in the listing as they are part of the object's condition description.
Most medieval Islamic ceramic pottery bowls, including those in famous museums, are broken and repaired. Some of them consist of many pieces, and the missing parts have been restored and repainted.
This bowl has all its original parts.