A Samanid slip-painted pottery Bowl
Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th Century
with straight flaring sides, decorated in manganese brown and tomato red on a a cream ground, the base with a roundel containing a lattice with tri-lobed motif, the sides with a band of stylised chain motif, above a frieze of floriated kufic, the rim with an interlacing cable band with undulating border
25.2 cm. diam.