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Fragment of a Bowl

Object Name:
Fragment of a bowl
Date:
10th century
Geography:
Made in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Earthenware; painted in black slip and polychrome pigments under a transparent colorless glaze (buffware)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard Ettinghausen in appreciation of the work of Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Marilyn Jenkins, Manuel Keene and Carolyn Kane of installing the new Islamic Galleries
Accession Number:
1975.320.2,3
Not on view
Inscription: Kufic inscription reads "unto each people is a book and unto each action is an accounting". (last word incomplete on fragment)
Richard Ettinghausen, Princeton, NJ (until 1975; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Balcony Calligraphy Exhibition," June 1, 2009–October 26, 2009, no catalogue.

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