• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL

    CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL
    CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
    Of conical form on short foot, the white interior with an elegant black kufic inscription around the rim, the centre with a single small dot, the exterior plain, repaired breaks and areas of restoration
    9in. (23cm.) diam.


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    The inscription around this bowl reads: al-tadbir qabl al-'amal [yu'minu]ka min al-nadam (Prudence before action protects you from regret). This is a saying attributed to the Imam 'Ali.

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    Provenance

    UK collection since 1968


    Saleroom Notice

    The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of CIRAM thermoluminescence test no. 1108-OA-263R-1.