Pear-Shaped Jar, Stonepaste; painted under transparent turquoise glaze

Pear-Shaped Jar

Object Name:
first half 13th century
Made in Syria, Raqqa
Stonepaste; painted under transparent turquoise glaze
H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); Gr. Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Horace Havemeyer, 1956
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Sticker inside neck: 383. Two stickers on underside -- 1: 165; 2: (illegible)
Thomas B. Clarke, New York (until 1925; his sale, American ArtGalleries, New York, January 7–10, 1925, lot 641); Horace Havemeyer, New York (by 1942–d. 1956; bequeathed to MMA)
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. "The Logic and Magic of Color," April 20, 1960–August 31, 1960, no. 163.

"An Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Cooper Union, 20th April–31st August, 1960." In The Logic and Magic of Color. New York: Cooper Union Museum, 1960. no. 163, p. 26.

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Ceramics of Ayyubid Syria." In Raqqa Revisited. New York; New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 31,156, 222, ill. MMA41 (color), pp. 30, 170, 173, 176.