10 October 2006
A SAMANID SLIP PAINTED POTTERY BOWL
SAMARKAND, CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY
The red clay ground painted in manganese heightened with white dots, and with white slip heightened with manganese, together forming a scrolling floral motif in the centre surrounded on the sides by a design of panels each containing a leaf-motif, covered with a clear glaze, the exterior plain, repaired breaks, good glaze
10in. (25.5cm.) diam.
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