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Bowl with fish design
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira 4th – 5th century / AD 10th – 11th century
SM 2007 – 305
Eastern Iran, Afghanistan or Central Asia
This slip-painted dish shows a broad band of six white and ochre fish 'swimming' anticlockwise around its inner walls. A large central interlace roundel in red and white and two borders with pseudo-kufic inscriptions complete the design, which may echo pre-Islamic customs and beliefs or astrological preoccupations.
"Bowl with fish design" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;14;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 14