A Tel Minis type Fatimid Lustre bowl, 12th Century, Probably Raqqa- Syria.
This fine Fatimid bowl is conical in shape with a slightly everted rim, and stands on a typical short foot. The white ground is painted in a dark copper lustre with a repetetive stylized Kufic calligraphic scripture that reads Al’izz “العز” meaning “splendour”. This calligraphic stylized repetetive word itself is inter-connected with a vinelike scrolling motif.
Two concentric bands define the rim of the bowl. The condition is intact.