Pharmacy Jar, Tin-glazed earthenware, Spanish

Pharmacy Jar

Date:
1400–1450
Geography:
Made in probably Manises, Valencia, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 1/16 x diam. 6 1/8 in. (33.2 x diam. 15.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.826
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
This work is decorated with many of the motifs favored for pharmacy jars, including two bands bearing an alafia—a stylized inscription of the Arabic word for "health and happiness."
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
Cox, Warren E. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. Vol. 1. New York: Crown Publishers, 1944. p. 330, pl. 107.

Husband, Timothy B. "Valencian Lusterware of the Fifteenth Century: An Exhibition at the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 29, no. 1 (Summer 1970). p. 27, fig. 11.