Jar

Date: 14th century

Geography: Attributed to Syria

Medium: Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

Dimensions: H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
Max. Diam. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891

Accession Number: 91.1.130

Description

Underglaze painting in blue and black on a white stonepaste body is characteristic of Mamluk production in Syria. The main decoration on this jar is the large inscription in thuluth: "Lasting glory, increasing prosperity, and good fortune."

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