27 April 2004
A RAQQA CONICAL POTTERY BOWL
SYRIA, 13TH CENTURY
On vertical foot, the white interior painted with central cobalt-blue cursive inscription, a meandering turquoise band around rim, repaired breaks, slight restoration, areas of silvery and white iridescence
9in. (23.7cm.) diam.
Nicolier, Paris, 1960
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The inscription in the centre translates: "May Glory be everlasting"
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