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Name of Object:

Bowl with calligraphic and splashed decoration


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd – 4th century / AD 9th – 10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 1996 - 84

Period / Dynasty



Eastern Iran, probably Nishapur


This earthenware dish was covered with an opaque white slip before receiving its ornamentation. Three sets of five or – once – four short brush strokes executed in green glaze highlight the edge of the dish. The centre shows an as yet unread manganese inscription and a green glaze dot. The dish was influenced by both Abbasid and Chinese luxury wares.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl with calligraphic and splashed decoration" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;12;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 12


 Artistic Introduction

On display in

MWNF Galleries

Calligraphy Ceramics


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