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Catalog number 57.62
Title Footed bowl with naskhi inscriptions
Object Name Bowl
Description This footed bowl is luster painted beige with naskhi inscriptions on the interior and exterior rim. Naskhi was one of the earliest Arabic scripts to evolve. Naskhi displays a rhythmic line written with short horizontal stems. Since the script is relatively easy to read, it appealed to the general population of Arabs and Muslims around the world and more Qur'ans have been written in naskhi than in all other scripts together. Seljuq period, 1200 AD - 1300 AD
Medium/Material Lusterware terracotta/Ceramic
Dimensions H-2.25 Dia-5.75 inches
Year Range from 1200
Year Range to 1300
Search Terms Ancient
Iran
West Asia
13th century AD
Mongol rule
Seljuq sultanate
Bowl
Ceramic
Islamic
Calligraphy
Exhibition and Publication History *"Queens College Art Collection," 1960 #217.
*"Art of the East," Klapper Library, 1985, checklist #24.
*"Ancient and Islamic Art," City Gallery, NY, 1988-89, #79. M. Simon, Curator.
*"The Grandeur of Islamic Art in Image and Object," GTM, February 13 - May 31, 2007. Lisa Brody, Co-Curator.
*"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter, A. Bauer, Curators.

Culture Iranian/Seljuq period