Slip-painted bowl with Kufic inscription - ROM2006_8497_3

ROM2006_8497_3

Slip-painted bowl with Kufic inscription

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware), with manganese-black slip-paint and colourless lead glaze
Geography: Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Date: 10th century AD
Period: Samanid Period
Dimensions:
10.9 x 29.8 cm
Object number: 961.119.3
On view
Gallery Location:Wirth Gallery of the Middle East
DescriptionLike the graphics artists of today, historic calligraphers played with the Arabic script to make it form patterns. Here the words form a pinwheel with the tall letters "A" and "L" forming spokes. The inscription says: "Eat from it that which is nourishing."
Collection:
Islamic World
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