Bowl with Kufic Calligraphy
The Arabic inscription on this bowl 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) (show scale)
- 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
- Collections:Arts of the Islamic World
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 86.227.8
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Bowl with Kufic Calligraphy, 10th century. Ceramic; earthenware, painted in brown slip on a white slip ground under a transparent glaze, 5 1/16 x 16 3/4 in. (12.9 x 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.8. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: 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.
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)