Ewer Inscribed with "al-'izz" ("Glory") in Floriated Kufic on its Neck
first half 13th century
Attributed to Syria, Raqqa
Stonepaste; painted in luster and blue on opaque white glaze under transparent glaze
H. 7 5/16 in. (18.6 cm) Gr. Diam. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1948
Not on view
Kouchakji Frères, Paris and New York, until 1918; their sale ,American Art Galleries, New York, March 8–9, 1918, lot 308, to Brummer; [ Joseph Brummer, New York, from 1918]; H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (by 1931–48; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ceramic Art of the Near East," 1931, no. 162.
Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995, no. 45.
Dimand, Maurice S. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 12 to June 28, 1931." In Loan Exhibition of Ceramic Art of the Near East. New York, 1931. no. 161, p. 37, no ill.
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. 45, pp. 134-135, ill. p. 135 (color).
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Ceramics of Ayyubid Syria." In Raqqa Revisited. New York; New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 138, 164, ill. MMA23 (color), pp. 167, 173.