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Bowl, of conical form, slip-painted, decorated in manganese and tomato brown under a transparent glaze, with a single band inscription in kufic script below the rim, the words interspersed by irregularly-shaped cartouches  ...
Bowl, of conical form, slip-painted, decorated in manganese and tomato brown under a transparent glaze, with a single band inscription in kufic script below the rim, the words interspersed by irregularly-shaped cartouches containing a repeated design of circular motifs. Samarkand, 10th century H. 8 cm; 26.2 cm Inscription: fa-qala al-muruwwa bi-raf’a al-fashsh(?) bi’ada ‘So, he said: Humanity is [shown] through compassion and spreading it by [making it a] habit’. Published: Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, London, 24 April 2012, lot 40; Arts from the Land of Timur. An Exhibition from a Scottish Private Collection. Paisley, Sogdiana Books, 2012, Cat. no 255.
price:  POA