Bowl With Inscription Around The Rim In The Interior
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.375
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Bowl with inscription around the rim in the interior
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Bowl with Peripheral Kufic Script
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
10th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Nishapur
Period
Samanid period
Culture
Persian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Underglaze slip-painted earthenware
Technique
Underglazed
Dimensions
6.5 x 20.5 cm (2 9/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.375
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions

Label Text: Pattern and Purpose. Decorative Arts of Islam., written 1994
Bowl with Peripheral Kufic Script
Inscribed in Arabic, "blessings and eminence to its owner"
Northeastern Iran or Transoxiana, Samanid, Nishapur or Samarkand, 10th century
Underglaze slip-painted earthenware
Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
1979.375

Publication History

Studies In Islamic and Later Indian Art From the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), page 60/figure 1

Exhibition History

Pattern and Purpose. Decorative Arts of Islam., Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/19/1994 - 07/03/1994

The Continuous Stroke of a Breath: Calligraphy from the Islamic World, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 12/20/2003 - 07/18/2004

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted