Calligraphy bowl

Unknown10th century AD

Museo d'Arte Orientale

Museo d'Arte Orientale
Torino, Italy

This bowl presents a reddish clay body coated with white slip to create a uniform background ornamented with an elegant calligraphy carrying auspicious message in black Kufic script.


  • Title: Calligraphy bowl
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Creator Lifespan: 10th century AD - 10th century AD
  • Date: 10th century AD
  • Location Created: Nishapur, Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: w24 x h8 cm
  • Object Hegira dates: 4th century
  • Key-words: Ceramic, pottery, Samanid, Nishapur
  • Dynasties: Samanid
  • Type: Vessels
  • Rights: All Rights Reserved - MAO Museo d'Arte Orientale, Turin
  • Medium: Earthenware, white slip and black slip decoration under transparent glaze

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