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Plate

Inscription

Inscription on rim in plaited Kufic reads "la fata illa ‘Ali; la sayf illa." "No hero but Ali; no sword but Dhu'l-Faqar"

Provenance

1964, purchased by the MFA from Nasli M. Heeramaneck, New York.(Accession date: January 8, 1964)

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund

Persian, Samanid period, 10th century

Object Place

Nishapur, Iran

Accession Number

64.3

Medium or Technique

Earthenware painted in black and red slip on a white slip ground under a transparent glaze

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware