1) bowl depicts a lady enthroned holding goblet with 2 attendants and sphinxes, birds and gryphons above and below.
Persian bowl & cup by Unknown Artist, 13th century
© British Museum
- Bowl: pottery with opaque glaze & cup: golden brown lustre with ruby reflet
- Bowl: 8 x 18.5 cm; cup: 14 x 15 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Henry Van den Bergh through The Art Fund
Outside, banc of Neshky characters comprising part of love poem. 2) cup has panelled decoration on the upper part with arabesque ornaments and birds in vertical compartments separated by narrow bands and with Neshky inscriptions.
Henry Van Den Bergh