8 June 2001
FOUR BYZANTINE ENGRAVED SLIPWARE BOWLS
Circa Early 12th Century A.D.
Each shallow bowl of red earthenware with cream, yellow or transparent slip, one incised with a waterbird, either a heron or a crane framed by stylized V-shaped plant motifs; one incised with a fish between stylized foliate motifs; one incised with a fish framed by alternating stylized plant motifs; and one incised with an animal head framed with stylized V-shaped plant motifs
10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm) diameter for the largest (4)
Asian Collection, purchased between 1968-1972
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For a bowl with a similar waterbird see no. 188 in Evans and Wixom, The Glory of Byzantium.
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