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Bowl with dark brown slip and white slip decoration
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
SM 1996 – 102
Iran, probably Nishapur
This earthenware bowl was covered in a dark brown slip before receiving an as yet unread, white floriated kufic inscription – possibly containing blessings. The secondary motifs evoking a textured background and rim, may suggest that the bowl was inspired by a metal prototype. Vessels like this have been associated with Nishapur and Afrasiyab.
"Bowl with dark brown slip and white slip decoration" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;13;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 13