Arthur M. Sackler Museum Islamic collection: Greed is a sign of poverty

From the Arthur M. Sackler Museum in Boston.

The black portion of the bowl is a Hadith (saying attributed to the Prophet) and reads in Arabic, “Modesty is a branch of faith, and faith is in paradise”; the red letters are from an epigram attributed to Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the son-in law of the Prophet and the fourth of the orthodox caliphs, and reads, “Greed is a sign of poverty. Peace.”
bowl with hadith inscription

greed is a sign of poverty

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