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12th–13th century
Attributed to Iran
Stonepaste; overglaze painted (mina'i)
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) Diam. 8 1/2in. (21.6cm)
Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscription in Arabic expressing good wishes

Inside in kufic script:

الدو الدوالة ... الیمن الدوالة الاقبال و الکرامة و الدو السلامة و العز و اا و الکرامة و السلامة الدو السلامة و العز ... الدوا

On the exterior in naskhi script:
الـ[ـعز] الدائم ... [الـ]ـزائد و النصر الغالب و الدولة و السعادة و الکرامه ... السلامة ... و البقا لصا[حبه]

(A.Ghouchani )
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York (until his d.1917; bequeathed to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 187, ill. fig. 118 (b/w).

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