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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Dish

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

About The David Collection, Copenhagen

Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd century / AD 9th century

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 50/1999

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware with molded decoration covered by a yellow and green glaze

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

Ceramics with a molded or stamped decoration in relief inspired by Roman or Sasanian metalwork is known from as early as the Umayyad period. This flat dish, with its distinctive Arabic inscription in Kufi calligraphy, is a further development of this type and is also an example of a pure and harmonious Islamic style that was found in Abbasid Iraq.

Citation of this web page:

 "Dish" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;5;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 05

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids


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