Bowl with horse and horseman

Unknown10th century AD

Museo d'Arte Orientale

Museo d'Arte Orientale
Torino, Italy

Developed in Nishapur, the so-called “animated buff-ware” production was characterized by a decoration obtained with liquid clays coloured with green, yellow, purple and manganese, applied on a buff-coloured surface and coated with transparent glaze. Among the decorations, highly influenced by Sasanid iconography, we find figures of horsemen and horses, hunting scenes, animals and birds with fantastic traits, in the midst of a space richly decorated.


  • Title: Bowl with horse and horseman
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Lifespan: 10th century AD - 10th century AD
  • Date: 10th century AD
  • Location Created: Nishapur, Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: w13.5 x h7.5 cm
  • Object Hegira dates: 4th century
  • Key-words: Ceramic, earthenware, splip, Samanid
  • Dynasties: Samanid
  • Type: Vessels
  • Rights: All Rights Reserved - MAO Museo d'Arte Orientale, Turin
  • Medium: Earthenware, underglaze polychrome slip decoration

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