Conjunto Arquelógico de Madinat Al-Zahra. printer version

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Zoomorphic ceramic receptacle from the 10th century - \"Little giraffe\"

Ceramics on potter's wheel, white glaze and green and manganese decoration.
14 x 8 x 19.2 cm.

This piece of work, of extraordinary quality and in a perfect condition, represents the Andalusian ceramic production of the Caliphate period. Its morphological features have similarities with other pieces from Madinat al-Zahra, while the technique and decorative designs on the external surface directly refer to the ornamental programme which characterised the green and manganese court ceramics.\ ; The acquisition of this piece is of great importance, as it is an exceptional, one-of-a-kind object.

Acquired at Christie's Auction House in London for 215,660.55 euros.