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Ewer

Date:
12th–13th century
Geography:
Iran, Rayy
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque white glaze
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, 1968
Accession Number:
68.223.1
Not on view
Some of the finest ceramics were made in Rayy, Iran, an important center of lusterware production until the Mongol destruction of the city in the thirteenth century. This densely decorated ewer features several bands of figural and vegetal decoration. The vessel's most prominent, central scene shows six seated figures holding cups. A hare, a leopard, and dog race around the neck of the vessel in the band just above the central register.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, New York (by 1967–68; gifted to MMA)
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