A rare Ghaznavid monochrome and impressed pottery Jar Persia or Central Asia, (HOLD FOR RESEARCH!!!)

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Lot 44
An Umayyad monochrome pottery Vessel
Syria or Mesopotamia, 8th century

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
An Umayyad monochrome pottery Vessel
Syria or Mesopotamia, 8th century
of cylindrical form with an inward sloping base on a short foot, decorated in a green glaze, the exterior impressed with bands of floral rosettes, dots and stripes, divided by carved horizontal border lines, the interior decorated in a green glaze with a group of three dark green glazed splash lines to one side
19.8 cm. high; 23.9 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • Pottery wares with stamped or moulded rosettes, either unglazed or monochrome, have been found at a number of sites in the Islamic world. Most notably under the Umayad Caliphs in Spain, North Africa and Mesopotamia. Related examples include a moulded bottle with a kufic inscription that states that it was made in Gurgan (Arthur Lane, Early Islamic Pottery, London, 1947, pls. 4E and F)and two green-glazed vessels with similar stamped decoration which Oliver Watson attributes to 8th century Persia or Syria in the Al-Sabah Collection (see Oliver Watson, Ceramics from Islamic Lands, London 2004, pp. 162-3). Oliver Watson comments that the production of single-glazed wares appear to have died out during the Abbasid Caliphate. Interestingly, the green-glazed splashes on the inside of this vessel reminds us of slightly later Persian or Mesopotamian pottery wares dated to the 9th century (see op. cit., London 2004, p.176).
A rare Ghaznavid monochrome and impressed pottery Jar Persia or Central Asia, (HOLD FOR RESEARCH!!!)
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