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Name of Object:

Bowl with horse and horseman

Location:

Turin, Italy

Holding Museum:

MAO Museum of Oriental Art

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Date of Object:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

ISv/17

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware, underglaze polychrome slip decoration

Dimensions:

Height 7.5 cm, diameter 13.5 cm

Period / Dynasty

Samanid

Provenance:

Iran (Nishapur)

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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