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Bowl

Date:
late 8th–first half 9th century
Geography:
Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Earthenware; slip covered with polychrome decoration under green transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Diam. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.20.57
Not on view
Inscription: The free man is still free even if touched by harm [al-hurru hurrun wa'in massahu'l durr] (Ghouchani 1986, pl. 131)
1935, excavated at Sabz Pushan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1936, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Wilkinson, Charles K. Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 4ab, pp. 132-133, 147, ill. p. 147 (b/w).



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