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Name of Object:

Bowl with dark brown slip and white slip decoration


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

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Date of Object:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 1996 – 102

Period / Dynasty



Iran, probably Nishapur


This earthenware bowl was covered in a dark brown slip before receiving an as yet unread, white floriated kufic inscription – possibly containing blessings. The secondary motifs evoking a textured background and rim, may suggest that the bowl was inspired by a metal prototype. Vessels like this have been associated with Nishapur and Afrasiyab.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bowl with dark brown slip and white slip decoration" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;13;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 13


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Calligraphy Ceramics


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