Large hemispherical bronze bowl with stylised
inscription in kufic engraved above a
series of quails in a row.
The Ghaznavid Empire was a Khora?anian founded
by a dynasty of Turkic mamluk (soldier-slaves) origin,
which existed from 975 to 1187. It was centered in
Ghazni, a city in present day Afghanistan, and ruled
much of Persia, Transoxania, and parts of present