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Dish Depicting Turbaned Youth and Persian Poetic Inscriptions

Arts of the Islamic World

MEDIUM Ceramic, slip, underglaze, glaze
DATES early 17th century
PERIOD Safavid
DIMENSIONS 13 5/8 x 2 9/16 in. (34.6 x 6.5 cm) Thickness of rim: 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS The inscription reads: "May this plate always bring prosperity; May this plate always be among warm dialogue, May this plate be never found empty; May he who eat [from it] always be cheerful". The inscription on this plate reads: "May this plate always be full of wealth May this plate always be in the midst of warm dialogue May this plate never be empty of wealth May he who eats [from it] always be cheerful"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer
PROVENANCE Prior to 1942, provenance not yet documented; by 1942, acquired by Doris Anna Dick Havemeyer (Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer) of Brooklyn, NY; 1942, gift of Doris Anna Dick Havemeyer to the Brooklyn Museum.
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CAPTION Dish Depicting Turbaned Youth and Persian Poetic Inscriptions, early 17th century. Ceramic, slip, underglaze, glaze, 13 5/8 x 2 9/16 in. (34.6 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Horace O. Havemeyer, 42.212.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.42.212.31_top.jpg)
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