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The David Collection
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
Earthenware, covered with a white slip and painted in a brown and red slip under a transparent glaze
Eastern Iran, Nishapur or Samarkand
“He who believes in a reward [from God] is generous with gifts,” reads the Arab saying on this bowl.
It is difficult to read the phrase, which begins with the four dots, because the exceedingly elegant Kufi calligraphy is interwoven and knotted and also embellished with a variety of palmettes.
"Bowl" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;16;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 16