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Bowl with a man with crescent horns in place of a head, c.10th Century, Samanid Nishapur, Iran.
Anavian Gallery 5320.
A Nishapur Buff Clay Pottery Bowl, ca 10th century AD
Item No.: 5320
Description: Nishapur bowl featuring human and animal subjects rendered in a distinctive palette of yellow, green, red, green, red and black.
This bowl is unusual it its depiction of a man with crescent horns in place of a head.
Cf. Charles Wilkinson, Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period, plate 2.
Size: Diameter 8 7/8" (22.5cm)
Period: 10th century AD
Condition: minor restoration.
Source: Anavian Gallery
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