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Bowl with horse and horseman
MAO Museum of Oriental Art
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
Earthenware, underglaze polychrome slip decoration
Height 7.5 cm, diameter 13.5 cm
Developed in Nishapur, the production of so-called "animated buff ware" was characterised by decoration obtained with liquid clays coloured with green, yellow, purple and manganese, applied on a buff-coloured surface and coated with transparent glaze. The decorations, highly influenced by Sassanid iconography, include figures of horsemen and horses, hunting scenes and fantastical animals and birds, in the midst of a richly decorated space.
"Bowl with horse and horseman" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;it;Mus21;6;en
MWNF Working Number: IT1 06