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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".
Country of Origin: Egypt.
Culture: Islamic.
Date/Period: Fatimid.
Werner Forman Archive/ Islamic Museum, Cairo



13. Seated drinking figure wearing a robe with ornamental spots (probably the so-called muʿayyan, “with eyes,” pattern) on a Fatimid ceramic
(Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, no. 15501).
Source: Fig. 13, Arab Dress. From the dawn of Islam to Modern times by Smirna Si

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