Plate, Earthenware; white slip with black slip decoration under transparent glaze

Plate

Date:
10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Earthenware; white slip with black slip decoration under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/2 in (3/8 cm)
Diam 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Wt. 25.1 oz (711.7 g)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1967
Accession Number:
67.178.2
Not on view
Inscription: "Knowledge is an ornament to youth and intelligence is a crown of gold in paradise. Blessing."
[ E. Safani, New York, until 1967; sold to MMA]
Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995, no. 40.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament Part I: Calligraphy," February 26, 1998–June 28, 1998, no catalogue.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 40, pp. 124-125, ill. p. 125 (b/w).