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


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:

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


[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Bishop, Charles W. & Gordon, George B. 1918. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art. View Objects related to this

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