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The David Collection
Hegira 3rd century / AD 9th century
Earthenware with molded decoration covered by a yellow and green glaze
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.
"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