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Catalog number 57.64
Title Footed bowl with Kufic inscriptions
Object Name Bowl
Description This bowl from the , Seljuq period, 1200 AD - 1300 AD, has a simple Kufic script around the inner rim and circular motif in the center. Kufic, a modified form of Syriac script, is the oldest form of Arabic calligraphic scripts. The name is derived from the city of Kufa (in modern day Iraq) and the script is formed of straight and angled lines.
Medium/Material Lusterware terracotta/Ceramic
Dimensions H-2.25 Dia-5.75 inches
Year Range from 1200.0
Year Range to 1300.0
Search Terms Ancient
West Asia
13th century AD
Seljuq sultanate
Mongol rule
Exhibition and Publication History *"Queens College Art Collection," 1960, #217.
*"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