23 October 2007
A KASHAN LUSTRE POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL IRAN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
Of rounded form on short vertical foot, the white interior with a central roundel painted with two confronted moon-faced figures, one holding a tambourine, on finely detailed ground, surrounded by a band of naskh inscription, and a broad outer band of stylised reserved kufic, the exterior with an arcaded design, repaired breaks and minor areas of repainting
6 5/16in. (16.1cm.) diam.
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