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Bamiyan Glazed Bowl - AMD.162
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 1100 AD to 1300 AD
Dimensions: 2.3" (5.8cm) high x 5" (12.7cm) wide
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Fritware


Additional Information: AS

Location: UAE
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These Turquoise glazed molded wares form a distinct group of pottery, unified by their fabric, shapes, techniques of making and decorating and their motifs. These wares are made in molds many examples of which have been excavated at very well preserved sites complete with intact kilns. They show ornament in relief on the interior of small bowls. During the manufacturing process, the bowls were stacked on tripods which left distinctive scars on the inside of the bowls. This bowl is decorated with a repetitive scrolling pattern and distinguished by its beautiful iridescence.

According to the historian ‘Ala al-Din ‘Ata- Malik Juvayni d. 1283 AD the city of Bamiyan suffered great retribution in 1221-2 AD at the hands of the Mongol Emperor Chingiz Khan, because his favorite grandson Mutugen, son of Chaghatay was killed in that city. Chingiz Khan gave orders that every living creature should be killed and no prisoners be taken; and that henceforth no living creature should inhabit the place henceforth. Such a catastrophe might be good reason for the number of preserved pieces found from that area.

For comparable pieces see Geza Fehevari, Ceramics of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum, 2000.Nos 186-189. - (AMD.162)

 

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