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Bowl

Date:
12th–13th century
Geography:
Syria, Raqqa
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; painted in luster and blue on opaque white glaze under transparent colorless glaze
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) Max. Diam. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Henry G. Leberthon Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wallace Chauncey, 1957
Accession Number:
57.61.2
Not on view
Inscription: In Arabic; in alternating panels: [undeciphered].
There seems to be the word ni`ma ("well-being") occurring repeatedly, with adjectives, of which kamila ("perfect") stands alone. The others are sha[f?]ia, which at the moment does not make much sense, for shafia ("healing"), does not really go with ni`ma (Annemarie Schimmel, 1985).
Henry G. Leberthon, Hempstead, NY (by 1931–d. 1939; bequeathed to Mrs. Chauncey); Louise Ruxton Chauncey, New York (1939–57; gifted to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 12 to June 28, 1931." In Loan Exhibition of Ceramic Art of the Near East. New York, 1931. no. 156, p. 36.

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Ceramics of Ayyubid Syria." In Raqqa Revisited. New York; New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 141, 167, 174, ill. MMA 26 (color).



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