Slip Painted 'Sari' Bowl - AMD.51, Origin: Central Asia, Circa: 1000 AD to 1200 AD, Dimensions: 3" (7.6cm) high x 7.6" (19.3cm) wide, Collection: Islamic Art, Style: Sari Ware, Medium: Buff Earthenware, Condition: Very Fine. Of the later provincial pottery, Sari wares are probably the best known for their highly decorative quality and their likeable decoration. The name comes from a town in Northern Iran, at the southern tip of the Caspian Sea, to which original finds were attributed. However those finds were not properly documented and therefore there is some contention around the true provenance of the manufacture. It is however quite widely agreed that this form of pottery was made in the Mazandaran region of Iran.
Ancient Near East