Ht. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
W. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Gr. DiagonaL. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Not on view
The background of tightly coiled spirals and the use of black, blue, and turquoise underglaze pigments betray the Syrian provenance of this tile. The lidded ewer on a stand, a form that is still popular in the Middle East, is a recurrent motif based on contemporary metal examples.
Unknownprovenance; acquired by the Metropolitan Museum by 1938
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks," November 21, 1981–January 10, 1982, suppl. #41-44.
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Museum. "The Arts of Fire: Islamic Influences on the Italian Renaissance," May 4, 2004–September 5, 2004, pl. 9.
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Pottery: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. 40, no. 4 (Spring 1983). no. 40, p. 36, ill. pl. 40 (color).
Hess, Catherine. "Islamic Influences on Glass and Ceramics of the Italian Renaissance." In The Arts of Fire. Los Angeles, 2004. pl. 9, ill. pp. 92-93 (color.