Storage Jar

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

The main center for ceramics of this type was Damascus, although other places in Syria and Egypt produced it as well. The decoration of this jar reflects the popularity of Chinese motifs after about 1320; note the peony in the diamond‑shaped cartouches and the abstract bird‑in‑flight motif on the neck, both Chinese‑inspired.

Storage Jar, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

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