Fragment of Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.1.145-25
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3 cm; Estimate Rim Diam: about 16 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1000-1199
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bowl. Almost colorless, with yellowish tinge; decorated in brown. Blown; stained. Fragment of hemispherical bowl. Rim plain, with rounded lip. Wall (Th. 0.1 cm) curves smoothly down and in; exterior has faint horizontal groove, made by tooling, just below lip. Decorated on interior only. Just below lip, horizontal band (W. 0.5 cm); below this, band of Kufic or pseudo-Kufic inscription, perhaps including repetitions of the letters kāf, ’alif, and kāf, perhaps an abbreviation of the word baraka (blessing). The letter ’alif terminates in a foliate scroll.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Source
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