Bowl, Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze

Bowl

Date:
10th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 3 in (7.6 cm)
Diam. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.40.154
Not on view
Inscription: Generosity is inexhaustible for wealth until that wealth is exhausted, Meanness will not increase a miser's wealth [la'l judu yufni'l-mala qabla fana'ihi wala 'l-bukhulu fi mali'l-shahihi yuzidu] (Ghouchani 1986, pl. 127)
1937, excavated at Village Tepe in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1938, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Wilkinson, Charles K. Nishapur: Pottery of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 28, ch. 3, pp. 100, 119, ill. p. 119 (b/w).