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Bowl with an Arabic Inscription Reading “God is Perfect”

10th century C.E.

Earthenware with white slip under transparent glaze

2 3/16 x 4 7/16 in. (5.6 x 11.3 cm)
Gift of Fred Olsen
1954.53.14
The inscription on the inside of this bowl states, “God is perfect.”
Culture: 
Uzbeki, Persian, Iranian, Islamic
Period: 
Samanid dynasty (819–999/1005)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Geography: 
Country Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Status: 
On view
Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.