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Object Number:
NEP116
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Persian
Provenience:
Iran
Rayy
Date Made:
1000-1199 AD
Early Date:
1000
Late Date:
1199
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Glazed
Iconography:
King
Attendants
Inscription
Description:
Ivory ground. Iranian king and attendants. Cufic inscription on rim, Exterior inscription in Naskhi letters. 11th-12th century. Arabic inscriptions. Good wishes to the owner. Inside-Kufic: "Power, salvation, justice, triumph, prosperity, glory, wealth, happiness, generosity." Outside- Naskhi: "Induring glory, growing prosperity, triumphant victory, steady happiness, generosity." The Iranian king is seated between red columns of his throne attended by three seated courtiers- a guarding sphinx appears below, with an ibis bird. Rim is bordered by a white Kufic inscription on blue ground. Exterior inscription is black on opalescent grayish buff glazed ground. Rare example.
Credit Line:
Purchased from H. Kevorkian
Other Number:
374   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of Mohammedan Art (15 May 1918 - 31 Aug 1918)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1918. Section of Oriental Art. (Catalogue).
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