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.
Reportedly from the site of Shahr-i Gholghola at Bamiyan, Afghanistan (Gardin, J.C., "Poteries de Bamiyan", Ars Orientalis, II, 1957, pp. 227–245)
Private collection(by 1957); [ Eric J. Zetterquist, New York, until 1993; sold to MMA]
Gardin, Jean-Claude. "Poteries de Bamiyan." Ars Orientalis vol. 2 (1957). pp. 227-45, ill. pl. 4, no. 39.
Artist: Date: 11th century Accession Number: 54.152.1 Date: 11th centuryMedium: Earthenware; incised decoration through a white slip and color glazes under a transparent glaze (Amul ware)Accession: 54.152.1On view in:Gallery 453
Artist: Date: 14th century Accession Number: 30.112.18 Date: 14th centuryMedium: Red earthenware; white slip-covered with incised and brown slip decoration under polychrome transparent glazesAccession: 30.112.18On view in:Gallery 454
Artist: Date: late 11th–early 12th century Accession Number: 1998.298a, b Date: late 11th–early 12th centuryMedium: Stonepaste; luster-painted on incised, opaque white glazeAccession: 1998.298a, bOn view in:Gallery 451