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Ewer with Kufic Calligraphy, 10th Century

Country
Northeast Iran (Nishapur or Samarkand)
Colour
Material
Earthenware
Finish
Matte
Height
12 cm ( 4.72 in )
Decoration
White slip (liquid clay) with black slip decoration under transparent glaze.
Al-Khansāʾ was a 7th century Arabic poetess. An anecdote about her says that the poet al-Nabigha told her “Go, for you are the greatest poet among those with breasts”. She responded by saying, “I am the greatest poet among those with testicles, too”.