8 June 2001
FOUR BYZANTINE ENGRAVED SLIPWARE BOWLS
Circa 12th Century A.D.
Including two large conical bowls; a large shallow bowl and a small shallow bowl, each of red earthenware, with a greenish-yellow or cream slip, the three larger incised with a raptor between stylized branches, the smaller with a raptor with its head turned back, framed by stylized V-shaped plant motifs
10 7/16 in. (26.5 cm) diameter for the largest (4)
Asian Collection, purchased between 1968-1972
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For a bowl with a similar raptor see no. 187 in Evans and Wixom, The Glory of Byzantium.
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