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Moulded bowl with kufic inscription
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira late 6th century / AD late 12th century
SM 1996 - 95
Iran, possibly Kashan
This moulded, facetted bowl of fritware shows a large benedictory kufic inscription enhanced by rabbits, birds and a large crowned sphinx. Cobalt blue streaks accentuate the decoration in the well and around the outside. The delicate body material was intended to imitate Chinese porcelain. The bowl’s shape may imitate a contemporary metal vessel.
"Moulded bowl with kufic inscription" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;17;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 17