Height: 49.000 cm
ME OA G 1983.248
Lustre-painted pottery jar
Late 13th century AD
This bulbous jar was probably for storage, rather than decoration. The body is decorated with almond-shaped medallions, repeated like tiles. They are separated by single ribbons of dotted circles, a motif known as 'peacock's eye', popular in Islamic decorative arts.
each medallion is a symmetrical
A band of scrolling vegetation fills the neck of the jar, and an identical band marks the border of the medallion-pattern at the base.
E. J. Grube and others, Cobalt and lustre: the first c (London, Nour Foundation, 1994)