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Dish with ship

  • Dish with ship. National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. ARQUA © Ministerio de Cultura

    Dish with ship. National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. ARQUA © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Ceramics

Date

11th century

Cultural background

Islamic

Original title

Ataifor de la nave

What a medieval ship was like

An exceptional decorated Islamic ataifor (large bowl) depicting a ship, one of the very few medieval Islamic illustrations of a seafaring vessel.

The vessel shown has a prow and stern structure, and possible three masts, although only two can be seen. These ataifors were made on the island of Mallorca, probably during the government of its independent Taifa in the second third of the 11th century. The item was found in the Escombreras area.

Details of the work

Object
Plate

Dimensions
Height = 70 mm; Width = 225 mm; Diameter of base = 98 mm; Thickness = 5 mm

Technique
Glazed, made on a wheel

Material
Clay

  

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