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Iran: Iran Bastan Museum
 

Cast bowl, convex bottom, convex body, straight rim

  Khorasan
12th century AD
Height: 12.7 cm (5.08 in)
Rim diameter: 26.6 cm (10.64 in)

Decoration: Inner body and bottom is decorated with concentric circles, consecutive combined half-circles and large and small dotted circles. 
Outside decoration includes:
First row: On background of dense scrolls, an inscription in Naskh script
Second row: Alternating inverted hatched triangles
Third row: 12 circles made up of 2 twirling ribbons, set on background of scrolls, frame the signs of Zodiac
Fourth row: Procession of animals, some looking back, on background of vine scrolls.

Patina:
Glossy black patches and mainly wart-like green, brown and reddish brown corrosion.
 









 

 

White Bronze

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