Exhibitions/ Art Object

Dish with Molded Kufic Inscription

Date:
9th century
Geography:
Made in Iraq
Medium:
Yellow- and green-glazed ceramic with molded decoration
Dimensions:
H: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); diam: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
The David Collection, Copenhagen (50/1999)
Not on view
The angular Kufic inscription, "Patience is the key to victory. Blessing," decorates this bowl. Reinforcing the maxim, the words "patience" and "victory" are highlighted in green and/or filled with dots. The yellow and green color scheme recalls Chinese Tang dynasty (618–906) pottery, which was prized at the Abbasid court.
Inscription: In Arabic: Patience is the key to victory. Blessing