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Iran: Iran Bastan Museum

Cast bowl, hemispherical, convex bottom, convex body, straight rim

11th century AD
Height: 10.3 cm (4.12 in)
Rim diameter: 27 cm (10.8 in)

Decoration: The inside of the bowl is decorated with large and small intersecting and tangent circles, dotted circles and aggregated vertical ribbons, and inner bottom displays composition of geometrical lines and dotted circles. Vertical lines emulating vertical petals, limited in height between two horizontal bands, are incised on the outside.

Wart-like green and brown corrosion and dense glossy black stained patches cover most of bowl's surface. Un-corroded areas display the usual brilliance.



White Bronze

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