Calligraphic Dish

Object Name: Dish

Date: ca. 1600

Geography: Attributed to India, Deccan, Bijapur

Medium: Copper alloy; cast

Dimensions: H. 1/4in. (0.6cm)
Diam. 5 7/8in. (14.9cm)

Classification: Metal

Credit Line: Purchase, Wendy F. Findlay Gift, 1983

Accession Number: 1983.227


The central inscription on this dish is a slightly altered form of the Shi'i profession of faith and the passages around it are from the Qur'an. This dish is one of a group of about twenty objects decorated with superb thuluth script, the specific function of which is unknown.