Fatimid bowl with young courtier
Pottery fragments with depiction of a young courtier holding a glass and a branch, with a ewer at his right.
Such iconography, common in Islamic art, did not necessitate the consumption of alcohol, more it served as a reminder of "joie de vivre".
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Country of Origin: Egypt.
Werner Forman Archive/ Islamic Museum, Cairo
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