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Slip Painted Earthenware Bowl - JB.1164
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 10 th Century AD to 11 th Century AD
Dimensions: 1.5" (3.8cm) high x 5.3" (13.5cm) wide
Collection: Islamic
Style: Nishapur Ware
Medium: Earthenware
Condition: Extra Fine

Additional Information: AS

Location: Great Britain
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Small shallow bowl of light brown clay on short foot, slip-painted so-called “ buff” or polychrome ware. Exterior completely undecorated. Interior vividly decorated, roundel with floral decoration in black, extending to the rest of the bowl. All created spaces in between are covered in dark dots. Household items such as bowls, were made with slips (diluted clay) following an entirely local design throughout the area surrounding Nishapur. These slip wares are easily distinguishable from pottery produced in the rest of the Abbasid Empire, to which Nishapur belonged, and in addition bear no relation to the highly popular Chinese-style ceramics, which were also produced in Nishapur at the time. Because it can be extended infinitely, vegetal ornamentation can often be seen as a reminder of the infiniteness of God. Iran, Nishapur, 10th century. Ht. 11cm; Top diam. 23cm; Base diam. 9cm. (JB.1164) For an in-depth description of Slip-painted Wares see: Oliver Watson, Ceramics from Islamic Lands, New York, 2004: pp.204-245. - (JB.1164)


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