• Chinese Trail 1

    CHINESE TRAIL

Find this object in the Introductory Gallery on Floor 2

This ovoid bowl is carved on its sides in low relief with an Islamic inscription that reads salutations on the Prophet on one side and most probably a hadith or a Qur’anic verse on the other side. It is very common to find inscriptions on Chinese ceramics from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) onwards, but this is a rare example of the use of incised calligraphy on glass.

China, 1736 – 1795 CE
Free-Blown and Incised Glass
MIA.2013.125

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