15 October 2002
A KASHAN SILHOUETTE WARE TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL
Central Iran, first half 13th century
Rising in shallow conical form to the rounded sides and T-section rim, the interior incised through the black slip under the glaze with a central eight-lobed rosette surrounded by further similar motifs, a simple line around the rim, the exterior plain turquoise, occasional very light iridescence, generally brilliant glaze, intact
8½in. (21.6cm.) diam.
Nasli M. Heeramaneck, donated by Joan Palevsky
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Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.): Islamic Art, the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles, 1973, no.29, p.33 (not illustrated).
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