Lot 153

FIVE BYZANTINE GLAZED BOWLS Circa 9th – 12th centuryÊ All decorated with ochre and green slip on cream ground and all but one with sgraffito design, including a large bowl with a flat everted rim with rosettes in the tondo and a darker green glaze around the outer lip of the rim, a broken bowl with a figure of a bird missing its head, another withÊa formal geometric design on the rim, and two smaller bowls, 13.1 – 20cm diameter, (5) Provenance: Property from the collection of David Read, acquired between 1966 and 1969. Literarture: For a discussion of bird iconography on glazed Byzantine bowls seeÊVon Wartburg, Marie-Louise. Bowls and Birds: Some Middle Byzantine Glazed Bowls from Swiss Private Collections.”ÊBritish School at Athens Studies

Estimate: £600-£800