Dish inscribed with poem by Omar Khayyam - ROM2011_12416_9


Dish inscribed with poem by Omar Khayyam

Medium:Ceramic (stonepaste, thrown), with cobalt-blue, chromium black and chromium-green paint under colourless alkali glaze
Geography: Kirman, Iran
Date: 1673-1674 AD
Period: Safavid Period
4.7 x 26 cm
Object number: 2000.48.1
Credit Line: Purchase through funds provided by the ROM Foundation and the Louise Hawley Stone Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Wirth Gallery of the Middle East
DescriptionInscribed with poem by Omar Khayyam: "This dish, which the intellect applauds, and on whose forehead it places a hundred kisses; See! The Master (craftsman) of Eternity fashions such an exquisite cup, only to cast it down to the ground again. In the year 1084 (1673-74)" On the base is the blue tassel-mark of Kirman.
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