Raqqa: Potters

Date: Eleventh to thirteenth centuries

Wasters and associated shards have been subjected to petrographic analysis. Two different ‘petrofabrics’ were identified by Robert Mason. The ‘Raqqa-2’ petrofabric includes lustre-painted and ‘Laqabi’ ware. See also: Glass Maker.

Citation: Mason, Robert, Shine like the Sun: Lustre and associated Pottery from the Medieval Middle East, Bibliotheca Iranica: Islamic Art and Architecture Series 12 (Costa Mesa CA and Toronto: Mazda Publishers and Royal Ontario Museum, 2004), pp. 106-108.