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.