Medieval cup with polychrome zoomorphic decoration
Earthenware with polychrome decoration under a transparent colourless glaze
Iran, 11th century, Samanid period
Cup called "Sari" with red, black and green decoration on a cream background, representing two quadrupeds surrounded by vegetal elements and a frieze of dots.
A cup with a similar decoration of a bird is kept at the Ariana Museum in Geneva (Inv. AR 4220) and published in: Exhibition catalogue, Terres d'Islam: Les collections de céramique Moyen-orientale du Musée Ariana à Genève, Ariana / 5 Continents Editions, Geneva / Milan, p. 50, n°26.