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The facing birds on this bowl--one of the most popular motifs on Persian ceramics of the ninth and tenth centuries--conceal the Arabic word "blessing" on their undersides. They can be regarded as the first zoomorphic inscriptions and indicate the secular use of these ceramic wares.
- Published References
- Dr. Esin Atil. Ceramics from the World of Islam. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 9, p. 30-31.
- Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 64.
- Gian Guido Belloni Liliana Fedi Dall'Asen. Iranian Art. New York. pl. 85.
- Robert J. Charleston. Islamic Pottery. Masterpieces of Western and Near Eastern Ceramics, vol. 4 Tokyo and New York. .
- Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. cat. 78, p. 363.
- Richard Ettinghausen. Medieval Near Eastern Ceramics in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Baltimore. p. 12.
- Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 265.
- Gustave E. Von Grunebaum. Unity and Variety in Muslim Civilization. Comparative Studies of Cultures and Civilizations, no. 7 Chicago. p. 123, pl. 10a.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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