Fine Nishapur caligraphic pottery bowl w. bird - For Sale
Fine Nishapur caligraphic pottery bowl w. bird
Superb ceramic ceramic bowl with black cufic caligraphy on creamy glaze, dating 9th-10th. cent. A.D.
in the center a bird. Ceramic bowl, Earthenware, engobe, underglaze slip-painted. Bowls including bold black inscriptions in the so-called kufic angular calligraphy were produced in the important ceramic centers of Nishapur in eastern Iran. The text often contains a proverb in Arabic or a series of wishes. This bowl is decorated with artistic calligraphy. The bowl represents the first revival of the traditional art due to the rise of the native Islamic dynasty of the Samanids. A nicer bowl that shows the true glory of the simple artful style that owes much to the Sassanian art and to the earlier cultures of the Iran.
Size: 198 mm. wide and c. 83 mm. high.
Condition: Choice!, some light professional restoration. Fully crackled original glace on both sides of this nice bowl!