Ceramic dish


Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
Athens, Greece

Ceramic plate from Samarqand, depicting “simurg” mythical birds of pre-Islamic Iranian tradition. Painted with multicoloured slips developed in Nishapur and Samarqand, important Samanid centres (819–1005). Iran, 10th century. D. 34,3 cm. (ΓΕ 39188).


  • Title: Ceramic dish
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0900/0999
  • Location Created: Iran
  • diameter: 34.3
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: ceramic
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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