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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:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

Museum of Islamic Art

About Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Date of Object:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

PO.24

Period / Dynasty

Samanid

Provenance:

Iran or Central Asia

Description:

This is one of the finest and largest of all the known examples of epigraphic pottery from the Samanid era. It is decorated with a proverb, which is a saying of Yahya ibn Ziyad, quoted in the Mu’jam al-Shu’ara. The inscription reads (in Arabic): ‘aajaza; wa ‘ajizu al-ra’yi midya’un lifursatihi hatta itha ma faata amrun ‘ataba al-qadara. (It is a stupid person who misses his opportunity, and when the matter is over reproaches fate.)

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;qt;Mus21;26;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 26

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