University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: NEP101
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Syrian
Provenience: Egypt
Syria
Date Made: 1300-1399
Early Date: 1300
Late Date: 1399
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Glazed
Height: 12.3cm
Length: 28.9cm
Width: 28.7cm

Description

Damascus Type. Cobalt blue and turquoise under-glaze. Inscription in band. Arabic inscription written in Naskhi: "Glory to our lord, the King AL-KAMIL, the Sultan, the Wise, the devout to God." Among the Mamluks of Egypt one only had the name "Al-Kamil" and he reigned only one year-1345 AD. Consquently we can date this bowl exactly 1345 AD.


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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Al Khemir, Sabiha. 2012. Beauty and Belief: crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 46View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Al Khemir, Sabiha. 2012. Beauty and Belief: crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 206View Objects cited in this Publication

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