Shayzar: Pottery Making

Date: Fourteenth century

Pottery made in Shayzar is recorded as having been employed as having been used at the feast held in 1392 by the sultan of Yemen to celebrate the circumcision of his sons.

Citation: Al-Khazraji, ʿAli b. al-Hasan, The Pearl Strings: A History of the Resuli Dynasty of Yemen, ed. M ʿAsal and trans. and annotated by J. Redhouse, E. J. W. Gibb Memorial series 3 (Leiden: Brill, 1906-18), V: 232-33, and see III: 206, n. 1508.

See also: Milwright, Marcus. “Pottery in written Sources of the Ayyubid-Mamluk Period (c.567-923/1171-1517)”, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 62.3 (1999): p. 506.