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made in Persia

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This bowl of stone-paste fritware was made in Persia and dates to the 13th century.

The bowl has almost straight sides. The interior is decorated under glaze with radiating panels in blue and black containing Arabic inscriptions of a probably benedictory nature. The exterior is painted with leafy sprays.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-552-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1941.37
Date: 13th - 14th century AD
13th century
Material: Sandy white ware
Dimensions: 4.00" H x 8.00" D
Subject: Ceramics
Where: Middle East, Persia
Description: Bowl of sandy white ware, almost straight-sided with a wide mouth, and decorated underglaze with inscriptions in Arabic characters in radiating panels inside and painted leafy sprays outside: Persia,
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