Bowl with Kufic Calligraphy
3 15/16 x 8 3/16 in. (10 x 20.8 cm)
Medium and Support:
Location: Currently on view
Kufic refers to the earliest extant, or still existing, Arabic calligraphic script used by Muslims to record the Qur’an, beginning in the 700s CE. The name of this angular script, which was developed for religious and legal purposes, stems from its development in Kufah, an Islamic city founded in Mesopotamia in 638 CE.
[Gallery label text, 2009]