London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
THREE BYZANTINE SGRAFFITO BOWLS
12TH CENTURY A.D.
One with pale green glazed interior incised with swirling tendrils and central figure of a bird; another, the cream glazed interior incised with a falcon, head turned back, flanked by acanthus leaves, both with marine encrustation; and another, the cream glazed interior incised with two ornamental bands around central tondo with crossed leaves
10¾ in. (27.2 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. 355-357, nos. IV.104-106 for similar.
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