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    Sale 5830

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    3 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 170

    A POTTERY BOWL WITH PEACOCK, EASTERN IRANIAN WORLD, 10TH CENTURY

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    A POTTERY BOWL WITH PEACOCK, EASTERN IRANIAN WORLD, 10TH CENTURY
    Of deep form, earthenware with white slip, decoration in black, red and yellow staining black slips under a transparent glaze, with large peacock with spotted wings, body to interior, abstract splashes of red and black to outer rim - 7in (17.7cm) diameter


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    The combination of the red and yellow-staining black slips makes the bird appear to glow against the white ground. For another example of this technique see O.Watson, Ceramics From Islamic Lands, Thames & Hudson, 2004, cat.Gc.5, p. 235.

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