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Byzantine Sgraffito Bowl

NZD $2,200



A large Byzantine terracotta bowl with sgraffito decoration featuring a falcon. The outer surface of the bowl is
showing traces of bright orange glaze with a white rim, while the inner surface is covered in white, with incised
bird in sgraffito technique.  In this technique, the vessel was covered with white slip and a colourless lead glaze.
The design was incised into the white slip to reveal the dark clay beneath. Variants of this technique were used
in the Byzantine Empire from late 11th century onwards.

Date:  Circa 11th–13th Century A D
Condition: Very fine, intact. Encrustations and crazing to the surfaces and minor chipping to the bottom.

Diam: 25 cms