Stonepaste; painted in luster and blue on opaque white glaze under transparent colorless glaze
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Max. Diam. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Henry G. Leberthon Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wallace Chauncey, 1957
Not on view
Inscription: In Arabic; in alternating panels: [undeciphered]. There seems to be the word ni`ma ("well-being") occurring repeatedly, with adjectives, of which kamila ("perfect") stands alone. The others are sha[f?]ia, which at the moment does not make much sense, for shafia ("healing"), does not really go with ni`ma (Annemarie Schimmel, 1985).
Henry G. Leberthon, Hempstead, NY (by 1931–d. 1939; bequeathed to Mrs. Chauncey); Louise Ruxton Chauncey, New York (1939–57; gifted to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 12 to June 28, 1931." In Loan Exhibition of Ceramic Art of the Near East. New York, 1931. no. 156, p. 36.
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Ceramics of Ayyubid Syria." In Raqqa Revisited. New York; New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 141, 167, 174, ill. MMA 26 (color).