1-888-834-1448

Plate: Lustre-painted with a drawing of a lute player from Fatimid period


Plate: Lustre-painted with a drawing of a lute player
Egypt - Fatimid period - 11 century A. D. Diam. - 18 cm.
Lustre - painting is one of the major contributions of Muslim potters to the art of ceramics, a technique unknown before .Lustre is an over-glaze technique in which the metalic compound pigment is applied to the glaze-fired hard surface.It is fixed in a second firing in a reducing kiln, and adheres to the surface in a film so transparent and thin that it produces a rainbow reflection.


Who are we?

Tour Egypt aims to offer the ultimate Egyptian adventure and intimate knowledge about the country. We offer this unique experience in two ways, the first one is by organizing a tour and coming to Egypt for a visit, whether alone or in a group, and living it firsthand. The second way to experience Egypt is from the comfort of your own home: online.