Lot n° 32
4000 - 6000
COUPE SAMANIDE À LA BÉNÉDICTION
TRANSOXIAN, CENTRAL ASIA, 9th-10th CENTURY
Of conical form, in clay ceramic with painted decoration in brown glaze over beige slip, the center encircled by braided ribbons, centered by a quatrefoil, the wall adorned with a wide band inscribed in ornamental kufic script and a chevron frieze. The Cultural Property certificate is available for this lot.
Diameter: 22 cm.
Private collection in Paris since the 1980s.
The inscription is a repetition of the word al-Taqwâ (Piety). For another bowl of a different shape with very similar decoration and the same inscription, see : Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, April 27, 2023, lot 8.
Reglued fractures and corking. A small area of restoration.
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