Bowl with inscriptions in Kufic and another scriptArtist(s)IranianArtist NationalityIranianObject Creation Dateearly 13th centuryMedium & Supportfritware with blue underglaze painting and gold lustre overglaze paintingDimensions
2 3/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. ( 7 cm x 15.6 cm x 15.6 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchaseSubject matter
The shape of this vessel commonly produced by Kashan potters and decoration parallels luster-painted vessels made in Kashan but found in Gurgan. The central interior motif is a bird amongst spiral decorations. Kufic bands of inscription encircle the interior rim. Physical Description
style bowl has flaring walls and is made with opaque turquoise glaze, yellow-brown lustre painting and blue overglaze painting. The bowl contains Kufic inscription in cobalt which encircle the interior, with white inscriptions around the rim and center. A bird motif decorates the interior base. On the outside, we find white Kufic inscriptions under a blue cobalt line encircling the upper part of the bowl.
Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlCollection AreaWesternRights
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Iranian Islamic pottery styles after the Mongols
Islamic (culture or style)
Seljuk pottery styles