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 Anonymous - Large bowl : two women in profile on either side of a tree of life

Large bowl : two women in profile on either side of a tree of life

Production : Manises (Spain)
First half of the 16th century
11,8 x 48, 1 cm

Influenced by a technique perfected in the Middle East around the 9th century, Spain, which was under Muslim rule, witnessed the birth of an art form in the Middle Ages which peaked in the 15th and 16th centuries: Hispano-Moorish ceramics.

These consisted of earthenware, a type of clay covered in opaque white tin glaze forming a base for painted decoration. This lustre decoration with metallic hints obtained with copper oxide or silver pigments is the hallmark of these luxury creations.

The originality of Hispano-Moorish ceramics lies in the Islamic origins of the ornamentation: inscriptions in pseudo-Kufic script, trees of life and palmettes, etc.

The Petit Palais bowl is exceptional is this respect as the decoration is figurative: two women facing each other in profile on either side of a tree of life.

Inventory number: 
Inventory number : ODUT01039
Acquisition details : Dutuit bequest, 1902
Room 32
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