London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A BYZANTINE CREAM GLAZED SCRAFFITO BOWL
12TH CENTURY A.D.
The shallow footed bowl with cream glazed interior, decorated with a bird of prey standing on foliate tendril, a stylized tendril above; another similar, green glazed, the central bird within a circle of chevron motifs, repaired; and another Byzantine cream glazed bowl, with concentric bands filled with stylized vine scroll and central geometric rosette filled with scrolling motifs, marine encrustation, both 12th Century A.D.
10½ in. (26.6 cm.) diam. max. (3)
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