Bowl with neshki inscriptions and typical Kashan brush strokes
- Object Number: 1953.P.18
- Simple Name: bowl
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- Production Place: Kashan
- Production Place: Isfahan Province
- Production Place: Iran
- Production Period:
- Summary: Bowl with neshki inscriptions and typical Kashan brush strokes. Earthenware, on foot. Turquoise glaze underglaze painted with 6 radiating black stripes in which have been engraved neshki inscriptions ("good wishes") and brush strokes in between. Exterior has typical Kashan brush stroke decoration.
- Additional Notes: Naskhi is a calligraphic style for writing in the Arabic alphabet. The root of the term means "to copy". The script gained popularity after being redesigned in the 10th century. Naskhi is legible and clear and was used for ordinary correspondence and the production of literary works, as well as being adapted as the preferred style for typesetting and printing. More Qur'ans have been written in Naskhi than in any other script.
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