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About Findings Periods The Mandatory Collection of the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
Object's Name: Bowl Hemispherical
Period: Fatimid
Material: Glass
Site: Caesarea
Height: 8.5 cm
Diameter: 13.4 cm
Description: A hemispherical bowl made of purplish glass with an outfolded rim. The bowl was mould blown and has a prominent pattern of concentric circles on the base and geometric patterns on the walls. Large quantities of such bowls were found at Serce Limani and it is suggested that they were manufactured along the Palestinian coast. The bowls from Serce Limani are dated to 1024-1025 and this bowl is probably dated to the second half of the 11th century.
Lester, A. Arnon, Y. Polak, R. 1999. The Fatimid Hoard from Caesarea: A preliminary Report. In: (ed). Barrucand, M. L'EGYPT FATIMIDE son art et son histoire. Paris, 233-248, Fig. 6.
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