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Dish Depicting Turbaned Youth and Persian Poetic Inscriptions

Arts of the Islamic World

On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Ceramic, slip, underglaze, glaze
  • Place Made: Tabriz, Iran
  • 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"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 42.212.31
    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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    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
    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, 42.212.31_PS11.jpg)
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