• Sale 7428

    Art of The Islamic and Indian World

    23 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    A BAMIYAN TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL

    AFGHANISTAN, LATE 12TH OR EARLY 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BAMIYAN TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL
    AFGHANISTAN, LATE 12TH OR EARLY 13TH CENTURY
    Of rounded form on short spreading foot, the interior moulded under the glaze with two large different lions prowling around the central roundel, on tight scrolling flowering and palmette vine ground, a line of manganese around the rim, the turquoise exterior with a band of manganese rope-pattern and occasional vertical stripes, intact, minimal fritting to rim, very slight iridescence
    6in. (15.2cm.) diam.


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    A very similar Bamiyan moulded rich deep turquoise glazed bowl with two lions chasing each other around the interior is in the Khalili Collection (Ernst J. Grube, Cobalt and Lustre, London, 1994, no.343, pp.302-3). Another example in the same collection is a simpler version of the same design, while a third shows the more usual composition of two lions both facing in the same direction (Grube, op. cit., nos.381 and 378, pp.318-319).

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