London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A BYZANTINE SGRAFFITO POTTERY 'BIRD' BOWL
12TH CENTURY A.D.
The cream glazed interior incised with a falcon encircled by v-shaped vegetation motifs, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diam.; another pottery bowl, the yellow glazed interior decorated with cream arabesques and spirals; and another similar, the partially green glazed interior engraved with tendrils, both with marine encrustation, 12th-13th Century A.D., 10½ in. (26.6 cm.) diam. max. (3)
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Cf. C. Stiegemann (ed.), Byzanz: Das Licht aus dem Osten, Diözesanmuseum Paderborn, Paderborn and Mainz, 2001, pp. 359-361, nos. IV.109 and 112 for similar.
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