Calligraphic Dish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463

The central inscription on this dish is a slightly altered form of the Shi'i profession of faith and the passages around it are from the Qur'an. This dish is one of a group of about twenty objects decorated with superb thuluth script, the specific function of which is unknown.

Calligraphic Dish, Copper alloy; cast

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