Measuring 6" in diameter and 2 3/8" high, this Nishapur polychromed bowl dates to the 9th to 11th centuries, and is buff ware ceramic with decoration in magenta, yellow and green. The central image features a peacock with elaborate tail, and the border around the edge is abstracted, with a resemblance to calligraphic writing. The exterior of the bowl features vertical lines in magenta, with interspersed sections of yellow and green. There is restoration to the bowl, most visible in one section of the exterior. A very similar bowl is in the permanent collection of the Harvard Museum in Boston MA. Additional photos are always available on request.