Bowl with Kufic Calligraphy
The Arabic inscription reads, "Planning before work protects from regrets; patience is the key to comfort."
- Medium: Ceramic; earthenware, painted in brown slip on a white slip ground under a transparent glaze
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: 10th century
- Dimensions: 5 1/16 x 16 3/4 in. (12.9 x 42.5 cm)
- Inscriptions: See Unicode Inscription for Arabic text.
In Arabic (Kufic script), "Planning before work protects from regrets; patience is the key to comfort."
The two proverbs written on this bowl are attributed to Imam `Ali. The proverbs were published by Abdullah Ghouchani in “Inscriptions on Nishapur Pottery” (1986, see Bibliography for full citation in English and Persian).
Inscription read by Abdullah Ghouchani
- Collection: Arts of the Islamic World
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, EXHIBITION-2, Open Storage 2R44 - Islamic Shelf A2
- Accession Number: 86.227.8
- Image: CUR.86.227.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Nov 30, 2007
Large bowl with flaring sides. Ceramic, transparent colorless glaze, brown slip, white englobe, buff earthenware body. Huge Kufic characters form with center rosette the interior design, outside plain.