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Bowl with Kufic Inscription

Lusterware ceramics are decorated with metallic glazes imitating precious metals. They are among the most celebrated and prized examples of Islamic pottery. This magnificent lusterware bowl from a recently discovered site is remarkable for its pristine condition, superb glaze, elegant form, and fine decoration. The interior is embellished with a graceful Arabic inscription in the center, reading baraka (blessings), and a band of pseudo-calligraphic script around the walls.

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