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Bowl

Date:
10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Medium:
Earthenware; painted and glazed
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm) Diam. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) Wt. 19.2 oz. (544.4 g)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Florence B. Selden, in memory of Charles K. Wilkinson, 1995
Accession Number:
1996.269
Not on view
Inscription: Location: around cavetto
Style: kufic
Transliteration: wadd wa surur wa baraka wa yumn
Translation: affection and joy and blessing and happiness

Marking: around cavetto
Florence B. Selden, New York (until d. 1995; bequeathed to MMA)
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