23 April 2002
A NISHAPUR CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
North East Iran, 10th century
On flat foot, the white interior with a bold inverted kufic inscription, the hastae and some of the horizontal strokes worked with complex knots, the centre with a small roundel, the exterior plain white, repaired breaks, slight flaking of glaze, minimal restoration
8 7/8in. (22.5cm.) diam.
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The inscription translates: "Generosity is a disposition of the dwellers of paradise". For a differently written version of the same inscription please see lot 155.
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