Gifts from Heads of State
Bowl with low straight sides, made of red earthenware covered in white clay slip. The bowl is decorated with an inscription around the interior to the edge of the rim, in added pigment of dark brown and iron red, under clear glaze. The inscription is painted in floral Kufic, a variant of Kufic where leaves and flowers grow from the letters themselves. Nishapur was a major production center of this type of pottery.