A Samanid slip-painted pottery Cup
Eastern Persia, probably Afrasiyab, 10th Century
with slightly tapering cylindrical sides, ring handle with thumb-rest, decorated with red, black and white on a white ground, the sides with a frieze of rectangular panels with cable-knots, the rim with a frieze of hemispherical motifs
7.5 cm. high; 13 cm. diam.