Historical period(s)
Fatimid period, 12th century
Earthenware painted over glaze with luster
H x Diam: 7.5 x 38.4 cm (2 15/16 x 15 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Ceramic, Vessel


earthenware, Egypt, falcon, Fatimid period (909 - 1171), horse, iridescence, kufic script, portrait
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • "アラブは、美しい." Arabs Are Beautiful. Japan, November 2020. page 93.
  • unknown article. no. 30 June 2010 Korea. .
  • Alan Caiger-Smith. Lustre Pottery: Technique, Tradition and Innovation in Islam and the Western World. .
  • Gaston Wiet, Comite de Conservation des Monuments de l'Art Arabe. La Ceramique Egyptienne de l'epoque Musulmane. Basel. no. 193, pl. 49, fig. 103.
  • Report of the Secretary, 1941/42. Washington. pl. 2.
  • O. C. Raphael. Fragments from Fustat. London, 1923-1924. .
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 297.
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book II: Exhibition of March 30, 1943. Washington. .
  • Dr. Abbas Daneshvari. Animal Symbolism in Warqa wa Gulshah. Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 2 Oxford. fig. 45.
  • Alan Caiger-Smith. Lustre Pottery: Technique, Tradition, and Innovation in Islam and the Western World. London and Boston. fig. 26.
  • Aly Bey Bahgat, Felix Massoul. Le Ceramique Musulmane de l'Egypte. Cairo. .
  • W. A. Stewart. The Pottery of Fostat, Old Cairo. vol. 39, no. 220 London, July 1921. pp. 11-13, 16-18.
  • David James. Arab Painting, 368 A.H./969 A.D.-567 A.H/1171 A.D. Bombay, June 1976. pp. 11-50, fig. 1.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Medieval Near Eastern Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Baltimore. p. 16.
  • Oliver Watson. Persian Luster Ware. The Faber monographs on pottery and porcelain Boston and London. p. 29.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 17, pp. 46-47.
  • The World of the Fatimids. Exh. cat. Munich. p.89.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 57, pp. 128-129.
  • Volkmar Enderlein. Islamische Kunst. Dresden. p. 130.
  • Jose Pijoan. Arte Islamico. vol. 12, Summa artis, historia general del arte, 1st ed. Madrid. p. 139, fig. 184.
  • Ernst Kuhnel. Die Abbasidischen Lusterfayencen. vol. 1, no. 2 Ann Arbor. p. 149ff.
  • Michael Brett. The Fatimid Empire. The Edinburgh History of the Islamic Empires Edinburgh. p. 161, fig. 7.1.
  • Gaston Wiet. Deux Pieces de Ceramique Egyptienne. vol. 3, no. 2 Ann Arbor. p. 172.
  • Gaston Wiet. Un Tissu Musulman du Nord de la Perse. vol. 10, no. 4 Paris, December 1936. pp. 173-179, pl. 49.
  • Max Herz Bey, Mathaf al-Fann al-Islami. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Objects Exhibited in the National Museum of Arab Art, Preceded by a Historical Sketch of the Architecture and Industrial Arts of the Arabs in Egypt. Cairo. p. 207ff.
  • Tomoko Masuya. Inscriptions on Kashan Pottery from the 12th - 14th Centuries., 30th ed. South Korea. p.309, fig.4.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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