A 12th-13th century Seljuk underglazed turquoise figure of a dignitary or nobleman on horseback. The black facial details are also underglazed and fired at a lower temperature.
The figure is highlighted by a dark blue colour glaze above the head probably indicating the importance of the rider, probably a member of royalty.
Intact surviving Seljuk pottery sculptures such as this example are rare, as most other surviving pieces are ceramic tiles or utilitarian vessels (ewers, dishes, bowls and so forth).
Size: 17cm in height.