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Lot 12. Samanid period black kufic on white tin glaze slip, Nishapur, Ca. 10th century ADSize: L:70mm / W:210mm ; 430g. Estimate £450-£900© Apollo Art Auctions

A nicely formed pottery bowl with its interior decorated with white tin glaze slip with black painted Kufic script. Nishapur was an ancient and medieval city in Iran, famous for its rich ceramic, glass and metalwork traditions, until it was destroyed by the Mongols in 1221.

Provenance: Private London collection of Early Islamic Art - M.A.; formerly acquired on the UK art market since the 1980s.

Apollo Art Auctions.  ANCIENT & ISLAMIC ART. London, Aug 28, 2022.