Jar

Date: 14th century

Geography: Attributed to Syria

Culture: Islamic

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 engobe is characteristic of Mamluk production in Syria. The main decoration on this jar is the large inscription—"Lasting glory, increasing prosperity, and good fortune"—written in thuluth, one of the favorite scripts of the Mamluk calligraphers.

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