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POT 885
POT 885

Lobed Bowl with Crowned Heads

POT 885

Iran, probably Nishapur

12th century AD

POT 885

Lobed Bowl with Crowned Heads

POT 885

Iran, probably Nishapur

12th century AD

white stonepaste ware, moulded and carved under a transparent colourless glaze

10.1 x 13.1cm

The entire body of the bowl is lobed and moulded in high relief with crowned human heads. Their features correspond to a physical type depicted in Seljuk painting and sculpture – high cheek-bones, a flat nose, small mouth and strong chin [see MXD 12]. 

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.173, pp.176–7.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.121, p.109.