Object Name: Bowl
Date: 10th century
Geography: Iran or present-day Uzbekistan, Nishapur or Samarqand; Iran, Nishapur
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with incised black slip decoration under a transparent glaze
Dimensions: Diam. 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number: 40.170.25
A particularly fine example of the calligraphic ware produced in the Nishapur region, the simple black decoration on this white, slip covered bowl is confined to four blocks of writing surrounding a central knot motif. The inscription reads: "He who multiplies his words, multiplies his worthlessness."