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Rare Islamic Ghaznavid pottery dish, Bamiyan, 11th.-12th. c. AD

Rare Islamic Ghaznavid pottery dish, Bamiyan, 11th.-12th. c. AD

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Ceramics: Pre 1492: Item # 1308032
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Very rare pottery dish, dating to the Ghaznavid Dynasty, 11th.- 12th. century AD.

Finely decorated dish in green orange and brown, with finely incised floral design.

Pottery decorated with incised designs and splashed colored glazes like this was popular in most areas of the Islamic world. This bowl belongs to a group of ceramics usually described as Bamiyan and found in Afghanistan, there is no archaeological evidence that they were produced there.

Dishes are much rarer than bowls from the period and culture!.

Size: 215 mm. wide and 55 mm. deep.

Condition: Intact and very beautiful, but with some restoration of the rim. Remaining bowl unrestored. Fine glossy glaze.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate, aquired at auction in Copenhagen in the 1990s.