"Bamiyan Ware" bowl

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

Pottery decorated with incised designs and splashed colored glazes was popular in most areas of the Islamic world. This plate belongs to a group of ceramics reportedly found at the site of Shahr-i Ghulghula at Bamiyan in Afghanistan. While these works are usually described as "Bamiyan," there is no archaeological evidence that they were produced there.

"Bamiyan Ware" bowl, Earthenware; slip-covered, incised and polychrome decorated under transparent glaze

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