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Name of Object:

Bowl with horserider


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 1996 – 57

Period / Dynasty:



Iran, probably Nishapur


This bowl shows a crowned horserider surrounded by birds, floral motifs and calligraphic elements drawn in black against a yellow background and further enhanced by individual dots of turquoise glaze. The style draws on both local Persian folk and royal traditions while the inclusion of kufic script signals awareness of a new, "Islamic" aesthetic.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl with horserider" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;15;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 15


 Artistic Introduction

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Calligraphy Ceramics


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