Bowl, slip-painted, so-called black-on-white
Buff earthenware with radiating sides, decorated
with floriated Kufic inscription, running around the
cavetto n two lines, while at the base there is the
Iran, Nishapur, 10th century.
Ht. 10cm; Top diam. 23cm; Base diam. 8cm.
Comparative material: There are two similarly
decorated bowls in the Tareq Rajab Museum in
Kuwait, cf. G. Fehérvári, 2000, cat.nos. 47, 49,
Another floriated Kufic bowl is in the Al-Sabah
Collection in Kuwait, cf. O. Watson, 2004,
cat.no.GA.16, inv.no.LNS1093C, p.217.
Prof. Geza Fehervari
Prof. Geoffrey King