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Silhouette Ware Jug, late 12th century

  • Islamic, Iranian

Composite body, glazed, slip-carved

  • Overall (diam of rim): 5 1/4 × 3 1/8 inches (13.3 × 7.9 cm) Overall (diam of body): 5 7/8 inches (14.9 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase


Inscribed: Everlasting power and superabundant prosperity and triumphant victory[?], happiness and perpetuity to [the owner?] [translation by: Sheila Canby, Islamic Department, British Museum, 1992.]

(Havemeyer Sale, Anderson Galleries)

1930-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA 13, no. 4 (1932): pp. 55, (ill.).

Islamic, Iranian, Silhouette Ware Jug, late 12th century, composite body, glazed, slip-carved. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 30.320.