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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1993,0624.1

  • Description

    Dish made of porcelain with Arabic calligraphy consisting of the 'shahada' (the Islamic profession of faith) carved into the surface of the dish twice, facing in different directions.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1991
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 39 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The shahada, or profession of faith, is one of the 'Five Pillars of Islam'. It translates 'There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of God'

  • Bibliography

    • Porter 2006 1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G34/dc7

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2008 7 Feb-30 Apr, Dubai International Finance Centre, Word into Art, cat.1
    2006 18 May-2 Sept, London, BM, Word into Art, cat.1

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1993

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1993,0624.1

Dish. made of porcelain; white with Arabic calligraphy consisting of the 'shahada' (the Islamic Profession of Faith from the Qur'an) carved on base twice, facing in different directions.

Dish. made of porcelain; white with Arabic calligraphy consisting of the 'shahada' (the Islamic Profession of Faith from the Qur'an) carved on base twice, facing in different directions.

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