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Exhibitions/ Art Object

Storage Vessel with Applied Decoration

Date:
8th century
Geography:
Made in Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Cream ware, red paint
Dimensions:
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman (J. 4982)
Not on view
This uniquely decorated storage jar must have held something of significance to its owner. Hand-painted curves in red join functional and decorative handles and medallions with stylized faces. Two other medallions display reliefs of a female figure similar to those on coins and mosaics.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century)," March 12, 2012–July 8, 2012.