Sgraffiato pottery belonged to one of the most
important and earliest wares of Central Asia. It
was suggested that the Sgraffiato technique was
invented and introduced by the Copts of Egypt
early as the 4th and 5th centuries AD.
This vessel falls under the category of “simple
Sgraffiato”. It is additionally decorated wit
splashes of green. This vessel must have been
coated with a thick ground white or creamy slip
into which the designs were applied and then
coated with a colourless glaze, which frequently
has a strong greenish tinge. The decoration of
this vessel is simple. It consists of an intertwined
motif which runs around the globular body.