Lot n° 109
800 - 1200
Result without fees
: 1 200EUR
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EASTERN IRAN OR TRANSOXIAN, SAMANID ART, 10th CENTURY
A small truncated cone-shaped bowl on a flat base, made of clay ceramic with brown over beige slip decoration and a colourless underglaze. The sides are decorated with an Arabic inscription in kufic script divided into five parts.
A SMALL KUFIC CALLIGRAPHIC POTTERY BOWL, EASTERN PERSIAN OR CENTRAL ASIA, SAMANID, 10TH CENTURY.
H: 4.5 cm - Ø: 13.5 cm
Private collection, Paris Rive Gauche, early 1980s.
Exhibition catalogue: CERAMICS FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD 8TH - 18TH CENTURY, Münich, 4-28 April 1989, beim Herausgeber, 1989, p. 48, cat. 8.
The inscription reads: "al-'anâtu qabla al-ra'y" ([Have] patience before [giving] an opinion).
A bowl with the same inscription identically divided into five parts is illustrated in Abdullah Ghouchani, Inscriptions on Nishapur Pottery, Tehran, 1986, pl. 137, p. 295.
Restored cracks and small blockages; glaze in relatively good condition, which has kept most of its brilliance, small chip on the rim.
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