A NISHAPUR CALLIGRAPHIC BOWL
Catalog:Pottery:Islamic: stock #1213933
c. 10th Century A.D.
Conical shaped bowl with cream slip and black and red decoration. Black kufic script on the interior sides of bowl with five botehs painted in red between the script. Two small black circles in the center of the bowl. The exterior is undecorated.
In very good and original condition.
9.5 x 3.4 inches (24.13 x 8.64 cm)
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Nishapur lies in what was once Northeast Persia and is now part of modern Iran. This location afforded Nishapur an important strategic position astride the old Silk Road that linked Anatolia and the Mediterranean with China. On the Silk Road, Nishapur has often defined the flexible frontier between the Iranian plateau and Central Asia. The town derived its name from its reputed founder, the Sassanian king Shapur I, who is said to have established it in the 3rd century A.D..