23 April 2002
A GARRUS SGRAFFITO BOWL
Iran or Mesopotamia, 12th century
Of conical form with vertical rim on short foot, the interior incised through the white slip to the red body to leave the figure of a large harpy with central rosette, a small leopard below, surrounded by scrolling vine terminating in palmettes, in a plain stripe border, the exterior plain, repaired, slight restoration to rim
7 1/8in. (18.2cm.) diam.
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