A fine Samanid slip-painted calligraphic pottery Bowl.. Afrasiyab or Nishapur, 10th Century. Photo Bonhams
with straight flaring sides, decorated in black on a white ground with a frieze of kufic inscription 22.5 cm. diam. Lot 43. Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 (€48,000 - 72,000 (US$ 63,000 - 95,000)
Notes: The inscription reads: 'man ata 'ani sadaqa bi-ahlika, "He who obeys me, is truthful to your people".