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  • Jar with molded decoration, A.H. 681/1282–83 a.d.
    Iran
    Fritware, monochrome glazed; H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Horace Havemeyer, 1956 (56.185.3)

    The decoration of this glazed jar reflects the aesthetic of the Mongol period. The central register is filled with a dense and detailed landscape inhabited by animals and plants rendered with some degree of naturalism. The Persian inscription, which probably refers to the object as a large container for wine or koumiss (an alcoholic drink made from fermented mare's milk), reads: "Tumultuous air and boiling earth. Joyous is he whose heart is happy. Drink!"

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  • Jar with molded decoration, A.H. 681/1282–83 A.D.
    Iran
    Fritware, monochrome glazed; H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Horace Havemeyer, 1956 (56.185.3)

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