Buff paste, deep olive green border and Cufic inscription. 12th-13th century. Martinovitch notes: Arabic inscription written in Kufic. Good wishes to the owner. "Wealth and happiness, and prosperity, and triumph, and power, and resignation (to the divine will)."
"Decorated in black slip under transparent glaze. inscription written in Kufic script contains a standard message of good wishes to the owner."
Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1915
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Exhibition of Mohammedan Art (15 May 1918 - 31 Aug 1918)
Islamic Gallery (1977)
[Article] Negahban, Ezat O. 1989. "Persian Caligraphy: the Development of an Art Form". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 31 (1): 26-39.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 28
[Catalogue] Bishop, Charles W. & Gordon, George B. 1918. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art.
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