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Iran: Iran Bastan Museum

Hammered bowl, slightly convex bottom, convex body, straight rim

10-11th century AD
Height: 10.4 cm (4.16 in)
Rim diameter: 23.2 cm (9.28 in)

Decoration: Inside decoration includes a row of intersecting circles, the intervals and centers of which are filled with small punch dotted circles. These patterns are all executed with chisel. Decoration of the outside includes three rows of dotted circles below the rim and a row of parallel vertical petals covering all outer surface and extending until near the bottom of bowl.

Patina: Coalesced wart-like green and dark brown corrosion and glossy black stained patches cover most of object's surface. Part of the bowl is broken and missing. Cracks are visible in some areas.



White Bronze

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