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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    G.1

  • Description

    Spouted jug, made of blue and white glazed pottery. It has a globular body and an elaborate piece-moulded neck with a torus moulding and flaring galleried mouth, standing on a profiled foot. The handle is in the form of a scaly dragon with gaping maw and serpentine tail. The straight tubular spout tapers and bends towards the tip. The vessel is painted in tones of cobalt blue with a band of split-palmette arabesques reserved on a cobalt ground above a narrower band of foliate scrolls on a white ground. The shoulder has a bracketed panels enclosing leaves bordered with darts; the torus moulding has a chain band; waisted neck with vertical spotted lappets separated by leaves, with an undulating rumi scroll below the rim. The spout has vertical cable bands between tadpole-like motifs. The base has an inscription in Armenian (in bolorgir) under the glaze: "This vessel is in commemoration of Abraham, servant of God, of Kcotcay (Kutahya). In the year 959 (1510 AD), March llth".

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  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 11 March 1510 (dated)
  • Production place

    • Made in: Kutahya
    • (Asia,Turkey,Aegean Region (Turkey),Kütahya (province),Kütahya (city))
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.1 centimetres
    • Diameter: 7 centimetres (rim)
    • Diameter: 7.3 centimetres (foot)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Armenian
      • Inscription Translation

        "This vessel is in commemoration of Abraham, servant of God, of Kcotcay (Kutahya). In the year 959 (1510 AD), March llth".
      • Inscription Comment

        The base with an inscription in Armenian (in bolorgir) under the glaze.
  • Curator's comments

    Labels: Case No ... Ewer Godman; Godman; 35. The vessel is after a northern Italian prototype for liturgical use.

  • Bibliography

    • Atasoy & Raby 1989 p.97, fig.96 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G34/28

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2001 2 Mar-27 May, London, The British Library, 'Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art'

  • Condition

    Large chip in rim; spout broken and mended.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1983

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    G.1

  • Additional IDs

    • 1983.1
    • Godman 1
    • Godman 35
Jug ( with spout), made of blue and white glazed pottery. The ewer has a globular body and an elaborate piece-moulded neck with a torus moulding and flaring galleried mouth, standing on a profiled foot.  The handle is in the form of a scaly dragon with gaping maw and serpentine tail.  The straight tubular spout tapers and bends towards the tip.  It is painted to the body in tones of cobalt blue with a band of split-palmette arabesques reserved on a cobalt ground above a narrower band of foliate scrolls on a white ground.  The shoulder with bracketed panels enclosing leaves bordered with darts.  The torus moulding with a chain band.  The waisted neck with vertical spotted lappets separated by leaves, with an undulating rumi scroll below the rim.  The spout with vertical cable bands between tadpole-like motifs.  The base with an inscription in Armenian (in bolorgir) under the glaze:  "This vessel is in commemoration of Abraham, servant of God, of Kcotcay (Kutahya).  In the year 959 (1510 AD), March llth".

Jug ( with spout), made of blue and white glazed pottery. The ewer has a globular body and an elaborate piece-moulded neck with a torus moulding and flaring galleried mouth, standing on a profiled foot. The handle is in the form of a scaly dragon with gaping maw and serpentine tail. The straight tubular spout tapers and bends towards the tip. It is painted to the body in tones of cobalt blue with a band of split-palmette arabesques reserved on a cobalt ground above a narrower band of foliate scrolls on a white ground. The shoulder with bracketed panels enclosing leaves bordered with darts. The torus moulding with a chain band. The waisted neck with vertical spotted lappets separated by leaves, with an undulating rumi scroll below the rim. The spout with vertical cable bands between tadpole-like motifs. The base with an inscription in Armenian (in bolorgir) under the glaze: "This vessel is in commemoration of Abraham, servant of God, of Kcotcay (Kutahya). In the year 959 (1510 AD), March llth".

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