27 April 2004
A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
Of rounded form with slightly flaring rim on short foot, the white interior painted in lustre with a central roundel of radiating spiralling arabesques within four panels of hatched motifs divided by medallions, a band of reserved naskh inscription around the rim, the exterior with radiating plain lustre lines, intact
7 7/8in. (19.8cm.) diam.
Bassili, Cairo, 1960
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The inscriptions around the border consist of Persian verses but little is decipherable.
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