A massive pottery dish in the finest style with Cufic Caligraphy, Nishapur or Samarkand, ca. 10th. century AD.
Beautiful dish with cufic caligraphy around central floral petals and symethic decorations in red and black, all on a cream white ground around.
Size: 36,5 cm. wide in diameter and 10 cm. high (max). - a really large size for this fine type.
Condition: Choice. A dish with much ancient crackled and glossy glace as seen in the pictures; theres some restoration of a few larger breaks, and some retouching of glaze, but a very nice and original dish for the large caligraphic type.
Ex. Old Swedish Private collection, added in the 1990s.