A Nishapur figural buffware pottery Bowl depicting a Warrior Persia, 10th Century
Lot 110*
A Nishapur figural buffware pottery Bowl depicting a Warrior Persia, 10th Century
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,100 - 4,700

Lot Details
A Nishapur figural buffware pottery Bowl depicting a Warrior
Persia, 10th Century
with sloping sides and upright rim, decorated in black, tomato-red and mustard-yellow, depicting a male figure with legs and arms astride, holding a shield and a sword, reserved on a ground with floriated kufic inscriptions and stylised rosettes, the rim with a band of hemispherical motif, the exterior of the rim with a chevron band
24.2 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private US Collection; formerly in the Gluck Collection.

    Published: The World of Persian Pottery, The Gluck Collection, Tokyo, 1980, pl. 206; Okayama Orient Museum,
    The Slip Painted Ware of Iran, Okayama, 1994, pl. 19.

    The depiction of a warrior on this bowl provides a contemporary source for military dress of the period. The warrior appears to be wearing a studded shirt and a helmet with two points. For an example of a warrior from Eastern Persia or Transoxiana of the same period, but in the slipware technique, see Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 10th April 2008, lot 168.
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