H. 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm)
Max. Diam. 6 in. (15.3 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Gifts of Richard S. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Seley, Walter D. Binger, Margaret Mushekian, Mrs. Mildred T. Keally, Hess Foundation, Mehdi Mahboubian and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Westcott, 1974
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
The shape, size, and decoration of this bowl demonstrate an affinity between luster‑painted glass and ceramic lusterware. The division of the vessel walls into panels and the stylized palmette‑tree motifs frequently appear on luster‑painted bowls made in Fatimid Egypt. The Arabic inscription around the rim, in angular kufic script, has not yet been deciphered.
Inscription: Inscription in Arabic in kufic script around rim: [illegible]
[ Saeed Motamed, Frankfurt, until 1974; sold to MMA]
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