Persian bowl & cup by Unknown Artist

1) bowl depicts a lady enthroned holding goblet with 2 attendants and sphinxes, birds and gryphons above and below.

Details

Medium:
Bowl: pottery with opaque glaze & cup: golden brown lustre with ruby reflet
Dimensions:
Bowl: 8 x 18.5 cm; cup: 14 x 15 cm
Acquired in:
1914
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.

Provenance

Henry Van Den Bergh

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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