13 April 2010,
Price realised GBP 8,750
GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A SAMANID POTTERY BOWL
CENTRAL ASIA OR NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
Of conical form on short foot, the white interior with a strong kufic inscription around a small central dot, the exterior plain, areas of plaster make-up, repaired breaks
8¾in. (22.2cm.) diam.
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The inscription on the bowl reads al-hirs 'alaniyat al-faqr (greed is a sign of poverty). Another bowl with this inscription has sold in these Rooms, 29 April 2003, lot 6.
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Formerly UK collection, since 1960s
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