• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL

    CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL
    CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
    Of conical form on short foot, the white interior with a strong kufic inscription around a small central dot, the exterior plain, areas of plaster make-up, repaired breaks
    8¾in. (22.2cm.) diam.


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    The inscription on the bowl reads al-hirs 'alaniyat al-faqr (greed is a sign of poverty). Another bowl with this inscription has sold in these Rooms, 29 April 2003, lot 6.

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    Provenance

    Formerly UK collection, since 1960s