A NISHAPUR CALLIGRAPHIC BOWL
Catalog:Pottery:Islamic: stock #1213934
c. 10th Century A.D.
Finely decorated conical vessel with a black kufic script interspersed between brown and ochre non-figurative designs, on a cream slip. Kufic script at the center within a painted discus. Reddish brown scalloped border along the edge of the bowl.
In excellent and original condition.
9.8 x 3.8 inches (24.89 x 9.65 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.