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Beaker

Arts of the Islamic World

MEDIUM Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES 13th century
DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 x 6 in. (17.1 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2009.41
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1913-1914, Museum Collection Fund, by exchange
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, CUR.2009.41_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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Beaker