9th or 10th century AD
buff-bodied earthenware, with monochrome lustre decoration over an opaque white glaze
3 x 31.7cm
The flat dish is entirely glazed on both its interior and exterior surfaces, and marks on the underside of the base may have been caused by the use of a spacer. Many elements of the design – such as the large half-palmettes and the large saddle cloth – are found on another lustre-decorated bowl in the Collection, and the two pieces were most probably produced in the same atelier and executed by the same painter [see POT 683].
E.J. Grube et al, Cobalt and Lustre. The First Centuries of Islamic Pottery, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume IX, London 1994, cat.27, p.39. J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.30, p.49.