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Tabouret with Winged Griffins and Benedictions

Object Name:
Tabouret
Date:
12th century
Geography:
Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Earthenware; molded, modeled, glazed in turquoise
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm) W. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm) D. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Henry G. Leberthon Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wallace Chauncey, 1957
Accession Number:
57.61.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 999
The holes in this tabouret held vessels, perhaps of the spheroconical type.
Inscription: (Arabic): Continuous prosperity
Henry G. Leberthon, Hempstead, NY (until d. 1939; bequeathed to Mrs. Chauncey); Louise Ruxton Chauncey, New York (1939–57; gifted to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 44, pp. 132-133, ill. p. 133 (b/w).

Canby, Sheila R., Deniz Beyazit, Martina Rugiadi, and A. C. S. Peacock. "The Great Age of the Seljuqs." In Court and Cosmos. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. no. 63, pp. 132-134, ill. p. 133 (color).



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