From: Iran | Rayy

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number NEP116
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Persian
Provenience Iran | Rayy
Date Made 1000-1199 CE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ceramic
Technique Glazed
Iconography King | Attendants | Inscription

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.

Height 8.1 cm
Outside Diameter 18.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1915
Other Number 374 - Other Number | Getz 296 - Other Number

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