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Lot 224: A FATIMID BLUE-GROUND LUSTRE POTTERY JAR, EGYPT, 11TH/12TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of ovoidal shape with straight neck and slightly everted rim, the turquoise-blue glaze body decorated in lustre with foliate pseudo-Kufic inscription
In generally good condition, intact with small chips to rim, some craquelure to glaze on inside, the surface rubbed with losses to lustre, some encrustation to surface and discoloration, as viewed.
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