Egyptian Glazed Pottery Bowls

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

Why do we know so little about the lives of the skilled artisans who made glazed pottery in the Medieval Middle East? This talk asks how much information we can recover by looking at the names written on glazed pottery bowls from Egypt.

Underglaze-painted stonepaste bowls excavated in Fustat, Egypt. First half of the fifteenth century. Ashmolean Museum