8 April 2008
A SAMANID CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
SAMARKAND, CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY
Of conical form rising from short foot, the white body with central sepia roundel and elegant stylised kufic inscription issuing foliate motifs divided across opposite sides of the bowl, on each of the other sides a small red scroll, repaired breaks, minor areas of restoration
10in. (25.5cm.) diam.
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