Earthenware; white slip with black slip decoration under transparent glaze
H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Diam.16 9/16 in. (42 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1940
Not on view
Inscription: The Arabic inscription is a proverb that reads: "Praise will remain as savings for a generous youth, although wealth does not remain with any owner, With good health and wealth" (A. Ghouchani)
1939, excavated at Tepe Madrasa in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1940, 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. 17, ch. 3, pp. 97, 115, ill. p. 155 (b/w).
Ghouchani, Abdollah, and Mohammad-Yusef Kiani. Inscriptions on Nishabur Pottery. Tehran: Reza Abbasi Museum, 1986. ill. pl. 135 (b/w).