Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze
H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm) Max. Diam. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
Underglaze painting in blue and black on a white stonepaste body is characteristic of Mamluk production in Syria. The main decoration on this jar is the large inscription in thuluth: "Lasting glory, increasing prosperity, and good fortune."
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: While the lower inscriptions written in black are pseudo-inscriptions and therefore do not make sense in Arabic, the main inscriptions reserved in white express good wishes to the owner of this jar, reading: "Lasting glory, abundant power, and favorable fortune."
Tomoko Masuya 1994 Catalogue entry at time of loan to Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City for exhibition, "Islamic Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art", 1994-95.
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995, no. 54.
Lexington, KY. International Museum of the Horse. "Gift from the Desert," June 1, 2010–October 15, 2010.
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. 166.
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Pottery: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. 40, no. 4 (Spring 1983). no. 32, pp. 30-31, ill. pl. 32 (color).
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. 54, pp. 152-153, ill. p. 153 (color).
Artist:Date: late 11th–early 12th century Accession Number: 1998.298a, b Date:late 11th–early 12th centuryMedium:Stonepaste; luster-painted on incised, opaque white glazeAccession:1998.298a, bOn view in:Gallery 451