Earthenware; white slip and brown decoration under glaze
H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
D. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1939
Not on view
Inscription: Generosity is inexhaustible for wealth until that wealth is exhausted, Meanness will not increase a miser's wealth [la'l judu yufni'l-mala qabla fana'ihi wala 'l-bukhulu fi mali'l-shahihi yuzidu] (Ghouchani 1986, pl. 121) Ghouchani also identifies the word on the base of the bowl as 'Ahmad', the maker's signature
1938, excavated near Alp Arslan in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1939, 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. 29, ch. 3, pp. 100, 119, ill. p. 119 (b/w).