- Museum number
Ceramic bowl with kufic inscription; reddish earthenware body, covered in a white slip with inscription painted in black slip under a transparent glaze.
- Production date
Diameter: 34.60 centimetres
Height: 11 centimetres (ca)
- Curator's comments
- The inscription seems to have been chosen less for its content than the regularity of its ascenders which form a series of radii. the script is paralleled most closely in early 12th century decorative book hands.
E. J. Grube and others, Cobalt and Lustre: The first Centuries of Islamic Pottery (London, Nour Foundation, 1994).
C.K. Wilkinson, Nishapur: pottery of the Early (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973).
- On display (G42/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2000 12 Jun-17 Sept, St Petersburg, The Hermitage 'In the name of the beneficent and merciful'
1999-2000 15 Dec-24 Apr, Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Kerk Museum, 'In the name of the beneficent and merciful'
Exhibition: "Africa the Art of a continent", New-York, Guggenheim Museum; 4 Jun 1996
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number