Bamiyan Glazed Bowl - AMD.162, Origin: Central Asia, Circa: 1100 AD to 1300 AD, Dimensions: 2.3" (5.8cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) wide, Collection: Islamic Art, Style: Bamiyan, Medium: Fritware. These Turquoise glazed molded wares form a distinct group of pottery, unified by their fabric, shapes, techniques of making and decorating and their motifs. These wares are made in molds many examples of which have been excavated at very well preserved sites complete with intact kilns. They show ornament in relief on the interior of small bowls. During the manufacturing process, the bowls were stacked on tripods which left distinctive scars on the inside of the bowls. This bowl is decorated with a repetitive scrolling pattern and distinguished by its beautiful iridescence.
Ancient Near East