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Bowl with "Kufic" Inscriptions


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Ceramic vessels from early medieval Nishapur were frequently decorated with proverbs or short sayings in Arabic. The proverb here, written in two parts, may be interpreted as: "The loyal person is the most praiseworthy."
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Date Description Narrative
4/18/1960Treatmentcleaned; coated
Provenance H. Khan Monif, New York [no. 2052]; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1955, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Translation] The loyal person is the most praiseworthy
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1955

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Period
9th-10th century (Medieval)
Medium
earthenware with underglaze decoration
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2071
Measurements
2 9/16 x 8 7/8 in. (6.5 x 22.6 cm) (h. x diam.)
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