13th century AD
stonepaste ware, painted in black under a green-tinged transparent glaze
25.2 x 16.2cm
This baluster jar bears an elegant inscription, reading ‘Piety is the driving force of soldiers, not drink or time’, on a dotted ground.
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.337, p.293. J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.136, p.117.