With its elegant Arabic inscription in kufic script, this bowl exemplifies the “black-and-white” wares unearthed at the sites of Nishapur and Samarqand in the 1930s and 1940s. The inscriptions on these types of vessels are the first extant examples of Arabic proverbs to appear in the Islamic world, and thus are central to Arabic literary history. This one reads, “Peace is that which is silent and the inner [thoughts] of the man with faults will only be revealed through his speech.”

Also: http://www.lacan.com/thesymptom/?page_id=1934

With its elegant Arabic inscription in kufic script, this bowl exemplifies the “black-and-white” wares unearthed at the sites of Nishapur and Samarqand in the 1930s and 1940s. The inscriptions on these types of vessels are the first extant examples of Arabic proverbs to appear in the Islamic world, and thus are central to Arabic literary history. This one reads, “Peace is that which is silent and the inner [thoughts] of the man with faults will only be revealed through his speech.”


Also: http://www.lacan.com/thesymptom/?page_id=1934