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Flask with Harpies, Animals, and Human Figures in Lush Vegetation and a Pond

Object Name:
Flask
Date:
late 12th–13th century
Geography:
Iran, Kashan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; molded, luster-painted over opaque white glaze
Dimensions:
16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.72.2
Not on view
Only a closer look at this faded lusterware flask reveals its bevy of masterfully painted creatures.
[ L. Raffy, Inc., New York, until 1915; sold to MMA]
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