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)
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.130
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.