Islamic Ghazni: Stonepaste
Inv. no. Z0005

IsMEO / IsIAO Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan, 1957
Ghazni, House of Lustrewares
Room II, cache I

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Z0005_394 AFG-C134

Lustre-painted bowl
Overglaze lustre painting
rim Ø 16; base Ø 6.4; h. 7.2 cm

Lustre-painted stonepaste hemispherical bowl, tapered and everted rim, exterior horizontal rounded ridge below the rim, shallow indentation between wall and base, slightly splayed foot ring. Complete, only a small rim flake missing. The lustre decoration at the centre of the inner surface has almost completely faded out.

Interior decoration: band with painted inscription, framed by painted horizontal stripes. Roundel framed by segmented line, depicting two confronted horsemen with haloes and ornamented garments, three chequered cypresses, a pond with a reserved scroll of half-palmettes; dotted stems, tendrils, and birds in silhouette painted on the background.

Exterior decoration: painted horizontal stripe; painted arched panels with interweaving vegetal patterns, squiggles in the spandrels.

Current location: unknown

Inscription: Arabic, Kufic, one line
Abridged benedictory formulae
Neg. no.: 1742/8; 3960/7
Digital photos: -
Drawings: 394 AFG/C134