A Samanid slip-painted pottery Bowl Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th Century
Lot 116
A Samanid slip-painted pottery Bowl Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th Century
Sold for £5,760 (US$ 9,681) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
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.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions possibly comprise,'The most noble of riches is the abandonment of desire', which is a saying attributed to Imam 'Ali'.
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