17 April 2007,
Price realised GBP 31,200
GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000
A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
PROBABLY SAMARKAND, CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY
The white ground with a bold kufic inscription divided into four equal panels, the centre with a small black ying-yang roundel, otherwise plain white, repaired breaks
10in. (25.5cm.) diam.
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The aphorism here reads: man ayqan , bi-ghatfihi , qana'a bi-a , hwalihi (He who is certain of his comfort is content with his situation).
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