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Ewer with horsemen inscribed in Arabic with good wishes to its owner

Object Name:
Ewer
Date:
second half 12th–early 13th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; polychrome inglaze and overglaze painted on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i)
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) Diam. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.23
  • Description

    Arabic Inscription: "Glory and good fortune"

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: There are three kufic inscriptional bands: on the interior and the exterior of the neck and the lower part of the body. All of them are in Arabic and express good wishes to the owner of the vessel.

    On the inside there is decorative kufic script and on the outside on the rim there is kufic script and reads as follows:
    العز الدائم و الاقبال الزائد و النصرالغالب و البرکة و الدولة و السلامة و الکرامة؟ ...
    There is also decorative kufic script on the handle. There is an inscription in kufic on the bottom exterior:
    (A.Ghouchani)

  • Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York (until his d.1917; bequeathed to MMA)

  • See also
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    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
446898:6

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