University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: NEP103
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Arabic
Provenience: Iran
Rayy
Date Made: 1100-1299 AD
Early Date: 1100
Late Date: 1299
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Paste
Technique:Glazed
Iconography:Arabic Inscription
Credit Line:Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1915

Description

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."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Islamic Gallery (1977)View Objects in Exhibition
Exhibition of Mohammedan Art (15 May 1918 - 31 Aug 1918)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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: 28View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Bishop, Charles W. & Gordon, George B. 1918. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art.View Objects cited in this Publication

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