10 October 2006
A MINA'I POTTERY BOWL
IRAN, LATE 12TH CENTURY
Of rounded form on short foot, the white interior painted in blue, green, red and black with two confronted riders flanking a tree and together killing a lion, the rim with a band of stylised kufic in black on lavender ground, the exterior with alternating black and lavender arabesque panels, repaired breaks, slight restoration
7½in. (18.5cm.) diam.
Parish-Watson, New York
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R. M. Riefstahl, The Parish-Watson Collection of Muhammedan Potteries, New York, 1922, no.20, fig.44 and p.123.
Exhibition of Persian Art, New York, 1940.
The same subject of two confronted huntsmen killing a lion is found on a mina'i bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Arthur Lane, Early Islamic Pottery, London, 1947, pl.68B.
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