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Large Cup

Arts of the Islamic World

On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
Pastiches, or ceramics “restored” in the early twentieth century by dealers, often with pieces from different objects, including wasters. X-rays (see monitor at right) reveal that many vessel handles were fabricated with metal wires and fills were added, to make the pieces more readily saleable in the art market. Overpainting and purposeful weathering of the surfaces made the objects look as if they had been found intact.
MEDIUM Ceramic, fritware
  • Place Made: Raqqa, Syria
  • DATES 13th century
    PERIOD Ayyubid
    DIMENSIONS 3 5/8 x 5 13/16 in. (9.2 x 14.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1908, provenance not yet documented; by 1908, acquired by Aziz (Azeez) Khayat of Tyre, Syria (now Lebanon) and New York, NY; 1908, purchased from Aziz Khayat by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Large Cup, 13th century. Ceramic, fritware, 3 5/8 x 5 13/16 in. (9.2 x 14.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 08.21. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.21_view01_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 08.21_view01_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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