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Bowl with horserider
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
SM 1996 – 57
Iran, probably Nishapur
This bowl shows a crowned horserider surrounded by birds, floral motifs and calligraphic elements drawn in black against a yellow background and further enhanced by individual dots of turquoise glaze. The style draws on both local Persian folk and royal traditions while the inclusion of kufic script signals awareness of a new, "Islamic" aesthetic.
"Bowl with horserider" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;15;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 15