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Octagonal Bowl with Inscriptions

Hasan Al-Qashani

Arts of the Islamic World

In addition to good wishes for the owner, this bowl’s inscription includes the name of the potter who made it: “Power and prosperity . . . good fortune and favor and dominion; the work of Hasan al-Qashani.”
MEDIUM Ceramic; fritware, with carved and molded decoration under a cobalt blue glaze
DATES late 12th century
DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 6 3/8 in. (11 x 16.2 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed: "Hasan al-Qashani"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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CAPTION Hasan Al-Qashani. Octagonal Bowl with Inscriptions, late 12th century. Ceramic; fritware, with carved and molded decoration under a cobalt blue glaze, 4 5/16 x 6 3/8 in. (11 x 16.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.89. Creative Commons-BY
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