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POT 1251
POT 1251

Jar

POT 1251

Syria

13th century AD

POT 1251

Jar

POT 1251

Syria

13th century AD

relief-moulded stonepaste ware, with lustre-painted decoration over a transparent glaze

31.5 x 24cm

This jar belongs to a series of large lustre-painted vessels, the manufacture of which is attributed to Raqqa in north-eastern Syria. The decoration is often based, as here, on a simple but powerful palmette springing from a scroll, which is set against a dotted background.

E.J. Grube et al, Cobalt and Lustre. The First Centuries of Islamic Pottery, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume IX, London 1994, cat.313, pp.272–3.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.137, pp.118–19.