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Iran: Iran Bastan Museum
 

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

  Western Iran
15th century AD
Height: 6 cm (2.4 in)
Rim diameter: 25.8 cm (10.32 in)

Decoration: Incised. Inside is unadorned. Decoration of the outer surface includes:
First row: Waving line with dots filling its undulations;
Second row: On hatched background, 3 diptychs of Persian poetry in Thulth script;
Third row: Repetition of the first row:
Fourth row: Half-medallions filled with geometrical lines alternating with vegetal patterns.
In the center, flower with sharp-pointed petals is visible within a frame of concentric circles, themselves surrounded with band of jagged geometrical lines.

Patina: Wart-like green corrosion covers most of the inside of the bowl.
 






 

 

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