Arts of the Islamic World
On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze
Museum Expedition 1913-1914, Museum Collection Fund, by exchange
Prior to 1962, provenance not yet documented; before 1962, acquired by Hagop Kevorkian of New York, NY; between 1962 and 1968, provenance not yet documented; June 18, 1968, purchased at Sotheby's New York, lot 70, by Paul E. Manheim and Simone Gardner Manheim (Mrs. Paul E. Manheim) of New York, NY; 1968, loaned by Paul E. Manheim and Simone Gardner Manheim to the Brooklyn Museum; 2009, purchased from the Estates of Paul E. Manheim and Simone Gardner Manheim by the Brooklyn Museum.
Luster painted beaker, pear-shaped body and short cylindrical neck, deep flaring hollow foot, strap handle with button thumb rest. Decorated in light brown luster on an opaque white glazed ground with touches of blue glaze. Belly has four seated figures in elaborately embroidered robes, foliate cartouches between them, and a background of small scrolling motifs; inscriptional frieze in Persian naskhi script below, while symbols imitate Kufic script inside the rim. Handle has striped motifs.
Beaker, 13th century. Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze, 6 3/4 x 6 in. (17.1 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1913-1914, Museum Collection Fund, by exchange, 2009.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2009.41_PS2.jpg)
overall, 2009.41_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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