Bol au fleuron bicolore rouge et brun

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Bol au fleuron bicolore rouge et brun
Central Asia, Samanid art, 10th century Bowl with flared truncated cone-shaped sides, on a flat base, made of clay ceramic decorated with brick-red and brown slip over beige slip, decorated with two large interlocking palmettes forming two large fleurons connected by a median line with two dots. Two thin bands mark the rim. Traces of tripod pernette inside. Diameter : 21 cm A spouted bowl with an almost identical decoration of a two-colored fleuron formed of elaborate palmettes is preserved in the Kuwait Museum (Oliver Watson, Ceramics from Islamic Lands, the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum, Thames & Hudson, London, 2004, cat. Gb.4, p. 222). A large dish from the Keir Collection also shows the same decoration (Ernst J. Grube, Islamic Pottery of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection, Faber and Faber, London, 1976, no. 59, p. 89). Expert L.S.
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