Luster Bowl with Ibex

1000s
Location: On view at San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, Sep 7, 2024 - Jan 5, 2025
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Lusterware seems to have been a secret process, confined to a small number of craftsmen.

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The expensive and unpredictable luster technique was transmitted by Iraqi potters to the more prosperous Fatimid court in Cairo where it flourished from around 1000 until about 1171.
Luster Bowl with Ibex

Luster Bowl with Ibex

1000s

Egypt, Fustat (Old Cairo), Fatimid period (909–1171)

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