design-is-fine:

Bowl with Kufic Inscription, 10th century, Samanid Period. Earthenware. Greater Khurasan/Northeastern Iran. Via Brooklyn Museum.

The inscriptions on these types of vessels are the first examples of Arabic proverbs to appear in the Islamic world, and thus are central to Arabic literary history. This one reads, “Peace is that which is silent and the inner [thoughts] of the man with faults will only be revealed through his speech.”

design-is-fine:

Bowl with Kufic Inscription, 10th century, Samanid Period. Earthenware. Greater Khurasan/Northeastern Iran. Via Brooklyn Museum.

The inscriptions on these types of vessels are the first examples of Arabic proverbs to appear in the Islamic world, and thus are central to Arabic literary history. This one reads, “Peace is that which is silent and the inner [thoughts] of the man with faults will only be revealed through his speech.”

(via virtual-artifacts)

virtual-artifacts:

Bowl with Central Fish Motif. Date: 13th century, Iran, Kashan. Stonepaste; incised and polychrome painted under transparent glaze

virtual-artifacts:

Bowl with Central Fish Motif. Date: 13th century, Iran, Kashan. Stonepaste; incised and polychrome painted under transparent glaze

timur-i-lang:


Carved earthenware tile with turquoise-glazed calligraphy, Uzbekistan, 1380-1420.
"The ancient traditions of unglazed and turquoise-glazed ceramics are here used side by side. The tile is from an architectural frieze. The colour contrast makes the fragment of text legible, even though the first two letters (reading left to right) have been twisted into a symmetrical knot."

timur-i-lang:

Carved earthenware tile with turquoise-glazed calligraphy, Uzbekistan, 1380-1420.

"The ancient traditions of unglazed and turquoise-glazed ceramics are here used side by side. The tile is from an architectural frieze. The colour contrast makes the fragment of text legible, even though the first two letters (reading left to right) have been twisted into a symmetrical knot."

(via virtual-artifacts)

timur-i-lang:

Eight-pointed Star Tile, ca. 1290–91

timur-i-lang:

Eight-pointed Star Tile, ca. 1290–91

(via virtual-artifacts)

timur-i-lang:

Tile, fritware painted in overglaze enamels and gold leaf (mina’i ware), Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century

timur-i-lang:

Tile, fritware painted in overglaze enamels and gold leaf (mina’i ware), Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century

(via virtual-artifacts)

virtual-artifacts:

Tiles with dogs. ( 1, 2 )

 Lusterware, a type of ceramic named after lustrous, glinting finish that was achieved by a particular kind of glaze. The town of Kashan gave its name to the Persian word for tile; kashi. It was one of the principal and most famous centers for the production of fine pottery and tiles between the 12th and 14th centuries.

virtual-artifacts:

Bowl, Iran, Nishapur, 10th century. Earthenware, underglaze slip-painted

virtual-artifacts:

Bowl, Iran, Nishapur, 10th century. Earthenware, underglaze slip-painted

virtual-artifacts:

Tea bowl with Mt. Fuji motif.

virtual-artifacts:

Tea bowl with Mt. Fuji motif.

virtual-artifacts:

Tomb Guardian with Animal Head, early 700s, China, probably Shaanxi province, Xi’an, Tang dynasty (618-907).

Glazed earthenware, sancai (three-color) ware, Overall - h:92.30 w:43.80 d:41.90 cm (h:36 5/16 w:17 3/16 d:16 7/16 inches). Gift of various donors to the department of Asian Art (by exchange) 2000.118.1

phillipfinderceramics:

Phillip Finder & Rafael E. Vera @ Reese Gallery

phillipfinderceramics:

Phillip Finder & Rafael E. Vera @ Reese Gallery