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Hegira 5th-6th century / AD 11th-12th century
Diameter 25.6 cm
Everyday utensils used in the Fatimid period were made of cast copper alloy as this basin. The conical shape, which recalls late-antique vessels of similar shape made of precious metals, continued to be used in Islamic ceramics and metalwork after the 12th century. The decoration consists of a double row of reciprocating kufic inscriptions that express good wishes to the owner and is further adorned with scrolls and heart shapes.
"Basin" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;11;en
MWNF Working Number: GR 11